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  • Mourning Headband for Hueby Nha Ca; Olga Dror; Olga Dror

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father’s funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people... more...

  • The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Societyby Wali Aslam

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.54

    This book evaluates American foreign policy actions from the perspective of great power responsibility, with three case studies: Operation Iraqi Freedom, American drone strikes in Pakistan and the post- 9/11 practice of extraordinary rendition. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, American drone attacks in Pakistan and the practice... more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 18.50

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • Crisis and Crossfireby Peter L Hahn

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 23.95

    Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Disappearing Palestineby Jonathan Cook

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    Palestine is disappearing - fulfilling the objectives of Israel's founding fathers. This book exposes the dismal failure of the Israeli left, human rights organisations and the global media to hold Israel to account. It is a controversial analysis of one of the conflicts in contemporary world politics. more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • A World of Troubleby Patrick Tyler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    A spellbinding narrative account of America in the Middle East that "reads almost like a thriller" (The Economist) The Middle East is the beginning and the end of U.S. foreign policy: events there influence our alliances, make or break presidencies, govern the price of oil, and draw us into war. But it was not always so—and as Patrick Tyler shows... more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Kaplan takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give... more...

  • When Peace Is Not Enoughby Atalia Omer

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 29.00

    The state of Israel is often spoken of as a haven for the Jewish people, a place rooted in the story of a nation dispersed, wandering the earth in search of their homeland. Born in adversity but purportedly nurtured by liberal ideals, Israel has never known peace, experiencing instead a state of constant war that has divided its population along the... more...