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- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99
In the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War in April 1975, as Americans fled and their Vietnamese allies and employees prepared for the worst, John Riordan, a young banker, the assistant manager of Citibank's Saigon branch succeeded in rescuing 106 Vietnamese. They were his 33 Vietnamese staff members and their families. Unable to secure exit papers... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
Within the field of insurgency there are many different types of power practice directed towards making soldiers obedient and disciplined. This book puts forth that the type of power being utilised depends on the habitus of the respective commander and, as a result, becomes socially differentiated. Furthermore, power practices are shaped by the classificatory... more...
- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 10.97
Kambodscha ist durch die grandiosen Tempel aus der Angkor-Zeit bekannt, aber auch als Ort des Völkermords der Roten Khmer. Bernd Stövers kompakte, anschauliche Darstellung beginnt mit den frühen Gottkönigtümern und der Entstehung der Tempelkomplexe in Angkor Wat und Angkor Thom, die nach dem Niedergang des Khmer-Reiches, vom Dschungel überwuchert,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The war in Vietnam achieved almost none of the goals the American decision-makers formulated, and it cost more than 56,000 American lives. Yet, until recently, Americans have preferred to ignore the causes and consequences of this disaster by treating the war as an aberration in United States foreign policy, an unfortunate but unique mistake. What... more...
- Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99
Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isnt your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design, and tourism development in historic cities, linking theory and practice in a unique way. The book offers an investigation of three Middle Eastern historic cities, Aleppo, Acre and Salt, all of which face significant challenges of... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government. For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular: American policy on the rescue of and negotiation for American prisoners. One current American POW of the Taliban, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00
Outside of its war with the United States, Vietnam?s past has often been neglected and understudied. Whether as an aspiring subordinate or a rebel province, Vietnam has been viewed by most historians in relation to its larger neighbor to the north, China. Seeking to reshape these accounts, Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he?s going to fight the war as a Marine. On the day of his high school graduation, he swears into the US Marine Corps and boards the plane to boot camp. All too soon he?s in the jungle,... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 4.36
I have walked through these streets at night, when all is silent and only the moonlight casts shadows over the clean and deserted pavements. The architecture retakes centre stage, and the classic French style of the building designs once again becomes apparent. As you walk, your eyes are drawn to the beautiful carved doorways and ornate shutters.... more...