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  • ...and a hard rain fellby John Ketwig

    Sourcebooks 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."- Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's... more...

  • "Aid and Comfort"by Henry Mark Holzer; Erika Holzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Jane Fonda's visit to Hanoi in July 1972 and her pro-North Vietnamese, anti-American conduct, especially her pose with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes and her propaganda broadcasts directed toward American troops, angered many Americans. In their eyes, she was guilty of treason, but she was never charged by the American... more...

  • "Bamboo Policy - bending with the prevailing wind?" Eine konstruktivistische Analyse des Wandels thailändischer Außenpolitik im Kontext der Ära Thaksin Shinawatraby David Wildner

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Das seit Februar 2001 regierende und im September 2006 mit dem Coup d'État des thailändischen Militärs gestürzte Regime des Premiermisters Thaksin Shinawatras gehört bis heute ohne Zweifel nicht nur zu den umstrittensten Regierungsperioden in der Geschichte der thailändischen Demokratie, sondern markiert auch einen radikalen Bruch... more...

  • "In den wilden Bergschluchten widerhallt ihr Pfeifen"by Otto Meister; Silvia Agnes Meister; Paul Hugger; Ursula Meister; Thomas Wagner; Gabriela Zehnder

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 37.99

    Neben den britischen Eisenbahnstrecken im südlichen Afrika gehört die Yunnan-Bahn in Ostasien zu den ehrgeizigsten und spektakulärsten kolonialen Eisenbahnprojekten des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Auf insgesamt 855 Schmalspurkilometern überquert der Zug von Haiphong (Vietnam) nach Kunming (China) nicht weniger als 173 Brücken und durchfährt 158 Tunnel.... more...

  • "Roll Out the Champagne, Singapore!"by Catherine Lim

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 15.99

    30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the author’s vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore... more...

  • "War Stories"by Gary Kulik

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the 2004 presidential campaign. John Kerry campaigned as a war hero. His opponents cast him as a liar... more...

  • (Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asiaby Alice Ba

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Tracing ASEAN debates about Southeast Asia's intra- and extra-regional relations over four decades, this book argues for a process-driven view of cooperation, sheds light on intervening processes of argument and debate, and highlights interacting material, ideational, and social forces in the construction of regions and regionalisms in Southeast Asia,... more...

  • 100 Missions Northby Ken Bell

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    In 100 Missions North , Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous "Thud", in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. What was it like to face these odds day after day? We learn that men sustained by faith in each other and joined by the unique bonds of combat can overcome anxiety,... more...

  • 100 myths about the Middle Eastby Fred Halliday

    Saqi 2013; US$ 9.99

    Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé Fred Halliday selects one hundred of the most commonly misconstrued 'facts' in the political, cultural, social and historical spheres and illuminates... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Indiaby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of India. Separated into sections such as its geography, its landmarks, famous Indian figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting India, working on a geography project or just want to know more... more...