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Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East

  • Southeast Asia Among the World Powersby Amry Vandenbosch; Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1957, this classic work on the political situation in Southeast Asia at the start of the Vietnam War includes a supplement covering events up to mid-1958. An introductory chapter describes the general political and economic characteristics of this important region lying south of Communist China and east of neutralist India. Individual... more...

  • The Changing Face of Southeast Asiaby Amry Vandenbosch; Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Southeast Asia, whose alienation might tilt the balance of power in favor of the Communist bloc, has become the focus of American foreign policy. Amry Vandenbosch and Richard Butwell here trace the development of the eight nations which comprise Southeast Asia and appraise their current role in international affairs. Although led to adopt state forms... more...

  • The Vietnam Warby Michael P. Sullivan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The war in Vietnam achieved almost none of the goals the American decision-makers formulated, and it cost more than 56,000 American lives. Yet, until recently, Americans have preferred to ignore the causes and consequences of this disaster by treating the war as an aberration in United States foreign policy, an unfortunate but unique mistake. What... more...

  • The Treaty of Portsmouthby Eugene P. Trani

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Theodore Roosevelt's interest in foreign affairs was no less intense than his zeal for domestic reform, as Eugene P. Trani demonstrates in this new study of the Portsmouth Conference which in 1906 brought an end to the Russo-Japanese war. Conscious of America's growing stature as a world power and concerned lest continued hostilities disrupt further... more...

  • The Teardrop Islandby Cherry Briggs

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 9.99

    After discovering the travel writings of a Victorian explorer and writer, Cherry Briggs decides to retrace his footsteps across the island of Ceylon?now known as the recently war-torn, tsunami-effected Sri Lanka Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the... more...

  • In the Kacchby Kevin McGrath

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This personal narrative about life in a remote desert region of Western India tells of how love of place and love of person find their equilibrium in a world far removed from modernity. Yet this small, distant land of kingship and pastoral life is rapidly being eroded by the new India of commerce and industrialization. The author describes how an ancient... more...

  • Surprised at Being Aliveby Robert F. Curtis

    Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99

    Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isn’t your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of the... more...

  • World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourismby Luna Khirfan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design, and tourism development in historic cities, linking theory and practice in a unique way. The book offers an investigation of three Middle Eastern historic cities, Aleppo, Acre and Salt, all of which face significant challenges of... more...

  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • At Home in Indiaby Salman Khurshid

    Hay House 2014; US$ 11.99

    A comprehensive, definitive and forceful account - by a witness to recent history in the making - which highlights the fact that Muslims do feel at home in India and also provides rare insights into their thought processes, their aspirations and their problemsAs a former Union minister who has held several crucial portfolios, Salman Khurshid, on the... more...