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  • The Singapore Storyby Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 24.99

    The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political... more...

  • From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99

    Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world?s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore?s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To... more...

  • Lee Kuan Yewby Alex Josey

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 22.99

    Lee Kuan Yew: The Critical Years (1971-78) is a facsimile edition of Alex Josey’s second masterful account of Singapore’s formidable prime minister, first published in 1980 and simply titled Lee Kuan Yew Vol 2. In this volume, Josey tells the continuing story of Singapore’s remarkable development from the beginning of 1971 to the end... more...

  • Christmas in Calcuttaby Robyn Andrews

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 42.00

    Calcutta has one of the largest Anglo-Indian populations in the world. This is a community with members who occupy a wide range of socio-economic positions and who live a variety of lives that are always nuanced by their being Anglo-Indian. However, the community has been conveniently stereotyped by the media.  Christmas in Calcutta  goes beyond... more...

  • Bangkok, Thailand & Beyondby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    This is a city that is full of architectural wonders, ancient and modern, on both sides of a flourishing river. It is full of rare contrasts. The saffron-robed monks wander along congested sidewalks where ladies of the night ply their trade. The smartly dressed European businessperson towers over the short Thai street trader. It is religious and risqué.... more...

  • The Malay Archipelagoby Alfred Russell Wallace

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Fans of geography and travel writing should definitely spend some time with Alfred Russell Wallace's fascinating volume The Malay Archipelago. Compiled through decades of research, this book provides an exhaustive account of Wallace's experiences and observations on the large group of islands situated between Australia and Southeast Asia, including... more...

  • Demystifying Kashmirby Navnita Chadha Behera

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 32.95

    Traces Kashmir history from the prepartition India to the current-day situation. Provides an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings and the local, bilateral, and international dynamics of the key players involved in this conflict. Conclusion focuses on the parameters, players, politics, and prognosis of the ongoing peace process in Kashmir. more...

  • An American Witness to India’s Partitionby Phillips Talbot

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 59.95

    In 1938 the New York-based Institute of Current World Affairs awarded 23-year-old Phillips Talbot a fellowship with a mandate: visit South Asia and learn about the intricacies of life in India. Till 1950, Talbot graphically recounted the buildup to Indian and Pakistani independence, and the early experiences of the new states in the form of several... more...

  • The Middle East For Dummiesby Craig S. Davis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Demystifies the area's culture, politics, and religions Explore Middle Eastern history from ancient to modern times Looking to better understand the Middle East? This plain-English guide explains the importance of the region, especially in light of recent events. You'll meet its people and their leaders, discover the differences and similarities... more...

  • They Marched Into Sunlightby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 17.00

    Here is the epic story of Vietnam and thesixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. David Maraniss takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the battlefields of war and peace. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions... more...