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  • What Went Wrong?by Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Why did the most advanced civilization in the world lose its power and fall under the domination of others? This book examines how Middle Easterners responded to Western challenges in war, technology, religion and other areas between the 18th and 20th centuries. more...

  • When Heaven & Earth Change Placesby Le Ly Hayslip

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La,... more...

  • A World of Troubleby Patrick Tyler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 9.99

    The White House and the Middle East?from the Cold War to the War on Terror The Middle East is the beginning and the end of U.S. foreign policy: events there influence our alliances, make or break presidencies, govern the price of oil, and draw us into war. But it was not always so?and as Patrick Tyler shows in this thrilling chronicle of American... more...

  • Canoeing the Congoby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating... more...

  • The State of the Middle Eastby Dan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    From the author of the bestselling The State of the World Atlas , here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman... more...

  • Warriorsby Robert Tonsetic

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    On the ground, in the air, and behind the lines, grunts made life-and-death decisions every day?and endured the worst stress of their young lives. It was the tumultuous year 1968, and Robert Tonsetic was Rifle Company commander of the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry in Vietnam. He took over a group of grunts demoralized by defeat but determined to... more...

  • The Caucasusby Thomas de Waal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    In this well-researched and fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this... more...

  • Cammie Up!by Steven A. Johnson; Foreword by Ray W. Stubbe

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    In this Marine combat memoir, Steve Johnson recounts his service in Vietnam from April 1967 to May 1968. Only 17 when he enlisted in 1964, Johnson deployed to Vietnam with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, and his tour included such now famous locations as Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, Nha Trang and Quang Tri, among others. With a sometimes... more...

  • Vietnamby Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Winning the Vietnam War proved easier than winning the peace. Since 1975, the reunited country has faced the problem of how a poorer, planned economy in which state ownership and control could successfully absorb a more advanced, capitalist economy. In addition, the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War heralded a new age in Vietnam?s... more...

  • Third Class in Indian Railwaysby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.95

    From the text: I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling,... more...