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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

  • The "One China" Dilemmaby Peter Chow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    The new developments across the Taiwan Strait have illuminated the dilemma of the 'One China' policy, which could mislead to inconsistent or even contradictory policies, and result in devastating military confrontation between China and the U.S. and possibly Japan. more...

  • 1001 Nights in Iraqby Shant Kenderian

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    Shant Kenderian's visit to Baghdad in 1980, at age seventeen, was supposed to be a short one -- just enough time to make peace with his estranged father before returning to his home in the United States. But then Saddam Hussein invaded Iran and sealed off Iraq's borders to every man of military age -- including Shant. Suddenly forced onto the front... more...

  • The 2008 Battle of Sadr Cityby David E. Johnson; M. Wade Markel; Brian Shannon

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    In 2008, U.S. and Iraqi forces defeated an uprising in Sadr City, a district of Baghdad with ~2.4 million residents. Coalition forces? success in this battle helped consolidate the Government of Iraq?s authority, contributing significantly to the attainment of contemporary U.S. operational objectives in Iraq. U.S. forces? conduct of the battle illustrates... more...

  • The 2008 Battle of Sadr Cityby David E. Johnson; M. Wade Markel; Brian Shannon

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 2.99

    Using primary sources and interviews with those involved in the fighting and its aftermath, the authors describe the 2008 Battle of Sadr City, analyze its outcome, and derive implications for the conduct of land operations. Their analysis identifies factors critical to the coalition victory over Jaish al-Mahdi and describes a new model for dealing... more...

  • 400 Million Customersby Carl Crow; Paul French

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    Probably the best selling book on doing in business in China ever – and undoubtedly the best ever written – Carl Crow?s 400 Million Customers is both amusing and informed. First published in 1937, 400 Million Customers is the distillation of the experiences of one of the most successful foreign businessmen ever to wash up on the China coast. Crow... more...

  • Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuriaby Yeeshan Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin - the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan?s puppet state in Manchuria ended.  It examines their eventual repatriation, alongside issues of war memory and war guilt, and the worldviews of the zanryu-hojin,... more...

  • Abu Ghraib After the Scandalby Salvatore Anth Esposito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    In March 2003 the United States military launched an invasion of Iraq. Months afterwards rumors began circulating about human rights violations in military prison facilities throughout occupied Iraq. In January 2004, an Army MP serving in Abu Ghraib Prison left a disc containing photographs of prisoner abuse on the bed of a military investigator. The... more...

  • Access - Das Verschwinden des Eigentumsby Jeremy Rifkin; Klaus Binder; Tatjana Eggeling

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 10.62

    Rifkin analysiert die gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Umwälzungen in gewohnter Schärfe und entwirft ein eindrucksvolles Bild der Access-Gesellschaft: Aus Märkten werden Netzwerke, wir streben nicht mehr nach Eigentum, sondern nach Verfügbarkeit. Ein neuer Kapitalismus entwickelt sich, kulturelle Ressourcen werden in käufliche Erlebnisse verwandelt.... more...

  • Account of Tibetby Filippo De Filippi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account... more...

  • Across China on Footby Edwin John Dingle; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2007; US$ 15.99

    This book, first published in 1911, is one of the most important and best written travel books from old China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai and then by foot southwest across some of China's most wild and woolly territory to Burma. Along the way, Dingle absorbed an enormous amount of about life... more...