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- University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99
Making liquor isn?t rocket science: some raw materials, a stove, and a few jury-rigged pots are all that?s really needed. So when the colonial regime in turn-of-the-century French Indochina banned homemade rice liquor, replacing it with heavily taxed, tasteless alcohol from French-owned factories, widespread clandestine distilling was the inevitable... more...
- Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 32.99
In the last three decades, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos has commanded the close scrutiny of scholars. These studies have focused on the political repression, human rights abuses, debt-driven growth model, and crony capitalism that defined Marcos? so-called Democratic Revolution in the Philippines. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00
This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49
The book that established Thomas Carlyle?s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Written by one of the world?s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires?the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British?and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between ?us? and ?them,? culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It?s the history of how... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa?s most devastating recent history?from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor?s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ng?g? wa Thiong?o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ng?g? displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00
Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented... more...