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An Encouragement of Learning

by Yukichi Fukuzawa, David A. Dilworth & Shunsaku Nishikawa

The intellectual and social theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote An Encouragement of Learning (1872–1876) as a series of pamphlets as he completed his critical masterpiece, An Outline of a Theory of Civilization...


Judges and Generals in Pakistan Volume III

by Inam Sehri

This book is the third volume of 'Judges & Generals in Pakistan' by Inam R Sehri which mainly covers period from 2008-10 of contemporary history of that country. The book is a record of critical evaluation on...


War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944

by Tony Redding

All royalties from sales of this book are donated to Friends of the Chindits. War in the Wilderness offers the disturbing and harrowing first-hand accounts of no less than 50 veterans of Major-General Orde Wingate's...


Exterminators Of The Year Zero: Khmer Rouge Atrocities In Cambodia

by Stephen Barber

EXTERMINATORS?OF?THE?YEAR?ZERO focuses on the dictator Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime of revolutionary human erasure in Cambodia - an implosive, volatile genocide exacted within Pol Pot's own country, and...


From the diaries and articles of K F Rustamji: The British, The Bandits and The Bordermen: From the diaries and articles of K F Rustamji

by P.V. Rajgopal

Rustamji's two articles in The Indian Express proved to be the catalyst and formed the basis for the first Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in India in 1979 and was responsible for the phenomenon of judicial...


New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India: The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal S Films

by Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal's films, this book provides an understanding of India's post-independence...


A Fleeting Moment in My Country: The Last Years of the Ltte de-Facto State

by Malathy N. & de Souza Radha

Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns...


Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

by Jeff Kingston

Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly...


Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

by Zhao Ziyang, Adi Ignatius & Bao Pu

"Zhao may be more dangerous in death than he was in life."

-- Time

How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book...


In the Valley of Mist: Kashmir: One Family In A Changing World

by Justine Hardy

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Customs and Culture of Vietnam

by Ann Caddell Crawford & Henry Cabot Lodge

A concise, information-packed background of the history and culture of Vietnam, including the country's relations with the United States. Comprehensive and authoritative, this book accurately describes this...


Understand Chinese Mythology: Teach Yourself

by Te Lin

While dragons and Chinese astrology are well embedded in popular culture, many other fascinating Chinese myths remain little-known. In this fascinating and readable new edition, author Te Lin explores the world...


Gandhi: A Beginner's Guide

by Genevieve Blais

This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March,...


The Korean War: An International History

by Wada Haruki

This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through the armistice—is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world’s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly...


Modern China: All That Matters

by Jonathan Clements

In Modern China: All That Matters, Jonathan Clements presents China as the Chinese themselves see it. He explains the key issues of national reconstruction; the Cold War, the Cultural Revolution, and the dizzying...


A Carved Cloak for Tahu: A History of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti

by Mere Whaanga

Oral histories, legends, and accounts of contemporary life of a New Zealand Maori tribe are presented in this cultural that includes colonial histories of the Native Land Court and traditional histories from...


No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods

by Utpal Sandesara

On August 11, 1979, after a week of extraordinary monsoon rains in the Indian state of Gujarat, the two mile-long Machhu Dam-II disintegrated. The waters released from the dam’s massive reservoir rushed through...


India Ablaze with a Revelation of the Lamb

by Sandy Davis Kirk

It is time for a fresh revelation of the Lamb to thunder over India. Sandy Davis Kirk heard the Lord say while worshipping in my revival church in America. Why is this revelation so vitally important for India?...


Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb." (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to...


South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts

by Christopher L. Daniels

South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts takes on such troubling questions as the impact of this conflict on global oil and gas prices; China’s growth both economically and as a regional military hegemon;...