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Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War

by Raghu Karnad

A brilliantly conceived nonfiction epic, a war narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family.

The photographs of three young men had stood in his grandmother’s house for as long as he could remember,...


Japanese History

by F. Brinkley & Dairoku Kikuchi

It is trite to remark that if you wish to know really any people, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of their history, including their mythology, legends and folk-lore: customs, habits and traits of...


The spirit of Japan

by Yoshisaburo Okakura

These Lectures by a son of the land, delivered at the University of London, are compendious and explicit in a degree that enables us to form a summary of much that has been otherwise partially obscure, so that...


Beleaguered in Pekin

by Robert Coltman

In the following pages I have endeavored to give an accurate and comprehensive account of the Siege in Peking and of the Boxer movement that led up to it.


Japanese Battleships 1897-1945: A Photographic Archive

by R A Burt

This photographic archive contains some 125 stunning images of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, many unfamiliar, some very rare. They constitute an archive that is pretty much without equal in...


Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

by Jad Adams

“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly aura and explores the duality of India’s most famous leader.”—Financial Times

Jad Adams traces the course of Gandhi’s multi-faceted life and the development...


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb’s enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting.... But the book’s biggest achievement is its treatment...


Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment

by Kimi Cunningham Grant

The poignant story of a Japanese-American woman’s journey through one of the most shameful chapters in American history.

Kimi’s Obaachan, her grandmother, had always been a silent presence throughout her...


Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China: The Liao-Shen Campaign, 1948

by Harold M. Tanner

The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong's Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their...


Love Luck and Larceny

by John Thompson-Gray

LOVE LUCK AND LARCENY: MEMOIRS FROM BROOME 1942 (Non-fiction), by Cambridge scholar John Thompson-Gray, tells stories of lives deflected by the Battle at Broome. It flies under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sinks...


North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State

by John Sweeney

An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society. North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on...


The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma

by Delphine Schrank

An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship on the verge of massive transformation, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma.

Journalist...


Yurei: The Japanese Ghost

by Zack Davisson

An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei, or Japanese ghosts, both past and present.


The Coming of Armageddon: History's Longest Night

by h. richard austin

The name "Armageddon" originates in the Biblical "Book of Revelations" (16:16). For nearly 2000 years scholars were unable to agree about what it means. That has now changed. Recently the world entered a time...


Head and Heart: Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India

by Mary Storm

An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion...


Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India: History, Theory, Practice

by Daniel Michon

This book explores the ways in which past cultures have been used to shape colonial and postcolonial cultural identities. It provides a theoretical framework to understand these processes, and offers illustrative...


Young India

by Lajpat Rai

MR. LAJPAT RAI, the author of this book, is one of the most widely known, most honoured and most influential public men in India. For more than twenty years he has been a leading member of the bar in Lahore,...


Gunboat Justice Volume 3: British and American Law Courts in China and Japan (1842¿1943)

by Douglas Clark

Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, “extraterritoriality”....


A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka

by Meera Subramanian

In this lyrical and intimate tapestry of five stories dealing with life, loss, and survival in modern-day India, Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and micro-enterprises redeeming India’s...


Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee

by Li-Young Lee & Earl G. Ingersoll

Twelve extensive interviews covering twenty years of aesthetic and spiritual insights from a beloved American poet.