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  • 101 Amazing Facts About Japanby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

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

  • 18th Century Japanby C. Andrew Gerstle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    The period of Japanese history before the advent of industrialisation and modernism is of tremendous interest. The essays in this collection show a fascination with the social context behind the development of aesthetics, drama, language, art and philosophy, whether it be the world of the pleasure quarters or the Shogun's court. more...

  • 34 Daysby A. Harel; A. Issacharoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Using hundreds of exclusive insider sources, two Israeli journalists examine Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon, in a gripping and suspenseful narrative. more...

  • Adams The Pilotby William Corr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    Previous biographies of the so-called First Englishman in Japan - most notably P.G. Rogers and Richard Baker ("The Needlewatchers") earlier this century - did not have access to the more recent research of scholars such as Derek Masarella, Anthony Farrington, Michael Cooper and Charles Boxer. This study offers an authoritative biography, as well as... more...

  • The Affair of the Madre de Deusby C R Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00

    The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of interest in more ways than one, and in particular the... more...

  • Air Operations in Israel's War Against Hezbollahby Benjamin S. Lambeth

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Examines the inconclusive results of the Israeli Defense Forces' operation in Lebanon after Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers in 2006, which many believe represents a "failure of air power." The author demonstrates that this is an oversimplification of a more complex reality and contrasts the operation with Israel's counteroffensive against... more...

  • Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese Historyby M. William Steele

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    How did ordinary people experience Japan's modern transformation? What role did people in local areas play in the making of modern Japan? How do studies of local politics help explain national events? The dominant account of modern Japanese history focuses on the nation-building that brought Japan into the modern world. After centuries of isolation,... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

  • Basil Hall Chamberlainby Yuzo Ota

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His achievements include the first publication of a translation... more...

  • Beirutby Samir Kassir

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering... more...