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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...

  • Timor-Lesteby Abraham Joseph; Takako Hamaguchi; José Ramos-Horta

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    After enduring years of conflict and destruction, Timor-Leste has risen from the ashes and, within a short span of time, made remarkable strides toward recovery and reconstruction. It is today a nation well on its way to peace and prosperity, creating an example to be followed by other fragile and underdeveloped countries. Timor-Leste: The History... more...

  • The Origins of the Cold War in the Near Eastby Bruce Robellet Kuniholm

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00

    Bruce Kuniholm takes a regional perspective to focus on postwar diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece and efforts in these countries to maintain their independence from the Great Powers. Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • An Empire of the Eastby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: western Sumatra, East Timor and Irian Jaya. Presenting himself as the picture of innocence, he reports only what he observes, using his well honed tools of irony and humour to deliver a devastating assessment... more...

  • Philippinenby Thilo Thielke

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 19.43

    Seit 1993 ist Spiegel-Reporter Thilo Thielke immer wieder auf den Philippinen unterwegs. Seine Reisen führen ihn von der Metropole Manila über die Inselgruppe Luzon im Norden, die Visayas in der Mitte nach Mindanao im Süden. Er trifft die exzentrische Imelda Marcos und ihren Sohn, den erfolgreichen Politiker Bongbong, verbringt einige Tage mit dem... more...

  • Syriaby John McHugo

    Saqi 2014; US$ 23.32

    Syria?s descent into civil war has already claimed an estimated 150,000 lives while nearly nine million people have fled their homes. This is now the greatest humanitarian and political crisis of the twenty-first century. In this hard-hitting book, John McHugo considers why Syria?s foundations as a nation have proved so fragile. Tracing the history... more...

  • The Accidental Diplomatby Maurice Baker; Edmund Baker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    “For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”. Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King's... more...