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  • The Fall of Malaya and Singaporeby Jon Diamond

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    In just 10 weeks from 8 December 1941 to mid February 1942, British and Imperial forces were utterly defeated by the numerically inferior Japanese under General Yamashita.British units fought hard on the Malayan mainland but the Japanese showed greater mobility, cunning and tactical superiority. Morale was badly affected by the loss of HMS Prince of... more...

  • The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Raceby Dr Elaine Marie Carbonell Laforteza; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Investigating the emergence of a specific mestiza/mestizo whiteness that facilitates relations between the Philippines and Western nations, this book examines the ways in which the construction of a particular form of Philippine whiteness serves to deploy positions of exclusion, privilege and solidarity. Through Filipino, Filipino-Australian, and... more...

  • Sikkimby Andrew Duff

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 18.94

    ‘A remarkable piece of detective work . . . In addition to fascinating human stories, the book is a very valuable addition to how the Cold War played out in South Asia, and to the history of the foreign policies of China, India and the US . . . exceptionally well-written and compelling to read.? – Michael Burleigh, author of Small Wars, Faraway Places... more...

  • Islamic Stateby Abdel Bari Atwan

    Saqi 2015; US$ 14.57

    In this timely and important book, Abdel Bari Atwan draws on his unrivalled knowledge of the global jihadi movement and Middle Eastern geopolitics to reveal the origins and modus operandi of Islamic State. Based on extensive field research and exclusive interviews with IS insiders, Atwan offers a comprehensive review of the group?s organisational... more...

  • A Short History of the Vietnam Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    A concise, accessible history of one of the most important and fascinating conflicts of the 20th century On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society... more...

  • The American South and the Vietnam Warby Joseph A. Fry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    To fully comprehend the Vietnam War, it is essential to understand the central role that southerners played in the nation's commitment to the war, in the conflict's duration, and in the fighting itself. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Georgia oversaw the dramatic escalation of U.S. military involvement from... more...

  • A Shadow over Palestineby Keith P. Feldman

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Prologue: James Baldwin in the Holy Land Introduction: The Symbolic Storehouse of Liberal Freedom 1. Specters of Genocide: Cold War Exceptions and the Contradictions of Liberalism 2. Black Power?s Palestine: Permanent War and the Global Freedom Struggle 3. Jewish Conversions: Colorblindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation... more...

  • An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean Worldby Nabil Matar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts from his three travelogues, this book tells the... more...

  • The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by H. J. van Mook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions, using the case history of Indonesia since 1940, in... more...

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by Tilman Remme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of Britain's regional policies and puts the issues affecting... more...