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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

  • Shanghai - High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lightsby Maurine Karns; Pat Patterson

    Earnshaw Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife—particularly the sex and sin—of the city. This... more...

  • Tail of the Stormby Alan Cockrell

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Within days of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the far reaching arm of American airpower sprang into action. The skyscapes of the North Atlantic, Europe, and the Mediterranean became laced with the contrails of great jets flowing day and night toward the Persian Gulf. From the skies, manpower and material poured onto the bleak sands under... more...

  • The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Propertyby Laurie Rush; Luisa Benedettini Millington

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 29.99

    First comprehensive study of Italy's "art police", an organisation devoted to protecting cultural artefacts. more...

  • The Endgameby Bernard Trainor; Michael Gordon

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Endgame is the gripping and authoritative account of the secret military and political effort to pull Iraq from the precipice of full-scale civil war. The book fuses unrivalled access to the in-fighting of Washington policymakers with analysis of strategizing by the generals and hard-fought operations on the battlefield. Along with access... more...

  • The Mandate of Heavenby Nigel Harris

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    The essential Marxist history of China under Mao. more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq’s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...

  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles’ commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... more...

  • All About: Formidable First Chinese Dynastiesby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for people living in ancient China during the periods known as the Mythological, Historical and First Dynasty period of the Imperial era. It covers the Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, Qin Dynasty and Han Dynasty with information about the emperors who ruled... more...

  • Sino-Indian and Sino-South Korean Relationsby P. R. Chari; Vyjayanti Raghavan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses the compulsions that underlie the China’s relations with India and South Korea— both increasingly mutually dependent on China for markets, trade, investments, technology, tourism, etc. It inquires into two sets of regional relationships, with China being the common linking factor. While examining the generational change in the... more...

  • China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policyby Razak Abdullah

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This book analyses the process of the establishment of diplomatic relations... more...