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- Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 20.99
Ritual Failure is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing their rites, entire societies changing their customs: how does a religious ritual system transform, change or disappear, leaving only traces of its... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 32.00
" On April 30, 1975, Saigon and the government of South Vietnam fell to the communist regime of North Vietnam, ending -- for American military forces -- exactly twenty-five year of courageous but unavailing struggle. This is not the story of how America became embroiled in a conflict in a small country half-way around the globe, nor of why our armed... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99
This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure of power only months later. Drawing on extensive research in French archives, Geoffrey C. Gunn offers an important new interpretation of... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99
Why visit this part of the world? It is relatively safe, untrammeled by tourists, and still gives a taste of the "old" Southeast Asia and French Colonial empire. There are tremendous waterfalls, impressive rivers, huge lakes, wildlife, elephant rides, jungles, wonderful people, and fabulous food. The costs are a fraction of those "at... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
The Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is one of those almost-undiscovered travel destinations that is too quickly becoming a stop on the main tourist trail. It's a land of incredible contrasts - beautiful scenery, raging rivers, poor infrastructure, great food, fabulous UNESCO world heritage sites, and incredibly poor people. The country... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.99
Roy Dean, a world-beating crossword champion and all-round wordsmith is the Diplomat with a Difference. Of humble origins, he received no training in the civil service or diplomatic services, but despite this he rose to the rank of assistant undersecretary of state by using his initiative and unorthodox methods to bring about some useful international... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 26.99
In this landmark book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skillfully unravels the complexities of the global Cold War, decolonization in Southeast Asia, and Australian domestic politics. The Vietnam War was Australia?s longest and most controversial military commitment of the 20th century, ending in humiliation for the United States and its allies... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
After relatively successful military interventions in Iraq in 1992 and Yugoslavia in 1998, many American strategists believed that airpower and remote technology were the future of U.S. military action. But America's most recent wars in the Middle East have reinforced the importance of counterinsurgency, with its imperative to "win hearts and minds"... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained... more...