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  • Dispatchesby Michael Herr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    "The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" ( The New York Times Book Review ); an instant classic straight from  the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words,  Dispatches  makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that... more...

  • The Private Life of Chairman Maoby Li Zhi-Sui

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly... more...

  • Without You, There Is No Usby Suki Kim

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00

    A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...

  • Out of Egyptby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.30

    This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the... more...

  • A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600–1960by Bruce S. Hall

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    Traces the development of African arguments about race over a period of more than 350 years in Mali. more...

  • Searching for a Cultural Diplomacyby Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht; Mark C. Donfried

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Recent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term "cultural diplomacy" has become one-dimensional, linked to political... more...

  • Miles of Post and Wireby Florence Corrigan

    Magabala Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    A story of hardship and heartache in the rough Pilbara outback. This compelling memoir from Florence Corrigan, who grew up moving from camp to camp as her parents followed itinerant and contract work around remote stations, describes the harsh lifestyle they led with few luxuries. more...

  • The Ways of the Worldby Robert Goddard

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.68

    1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world’s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such... more...

  • From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policyby Matthew Mosca

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book examines the emergence of modern Chinese geopolitics by showing how, in its relations with British India, the Qing empire came to understand its place in the world through competition with European imperialism. more...

  • The Cambridge History of China: Volume 5, Sung China, 960–1279 AD, Part 2by John W. Chaffee; Denis Twitchett

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 152.00

    This volume offers an authoritative account of the key political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual topics in Sung history. more...