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Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

by John F Copper

An updated examination of Taiwan, set against the backdrop of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s Republic of China.


Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

An explosive exposé into the radical right-wing state of Israeli politics from bestselling author of Republican Gomorrah.


Light from the East: A Gathering of Asian Wisdom

by Frank MacHovec

The most important teachings of Asian thought and religion in a single, accessible volume.


Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

by Lafcadio Hearn

Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


The Train Driver and Other Plays

by Athol Fugard

The latest works by one of the world’s foremost playwrights.


Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands

by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.


Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

by Stephen H. Case & Mark Jacob

Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable...


M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man before the Mahatma

by Charles R. DiSalvo

In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the...


Canada's Other Game: Basketball from Naismith to Nash

by Brian I. Daly

Record numbers of Canadian youths are taking up basketball, but the sport languishes in the shadow of hockey. From the sport's beginning to the era of Steve Nash, this book chronicles basketball's struggle to...


The Country Railway

by Tim Bryan

While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely...


The Salvation Army

by Susan Cohen

Best known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is uniquely recognizable worldwide. What is less known is the extent of their work which goes far beyond a commitment to temperance,...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World: Provincial Cosmopolitans

by Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden's central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring...


Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

by Lucy Lethbridge

“A ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England. . . . Most gratifying.”—Laura Miller, Salon From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


The Winter Whale

by Jim Crumley

In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in...


Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

by James Miller

In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join...


Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal

by Keel Hunt & John L. Seigenthaler

Coup is the behind-the-scenes story of an abrupt political transition, unprecedented in U.S. history. Based on 163 interviews, Hunt describes how collaborators came together from opposite sides of the political...


The Horsieman: Memories of a Traveller 1928-58

by Ducan Williamson

Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting...


Scottish Battles

by John Sadler

Scottish history has been shaped and defined by a series of great battles. John Sadler gives the first full military history of Scotland for many years. From Mons Graupius to Culloden, he shows how terrain and...