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Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

by Beth Nonte Russell

"Will you take her?" she asks.

When Beth Nonte Russell travels to China to help her friend Alex adopt a baby girl from an orphanage there, she thinks it will be an adventure, a chance to see the world. But...


Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

by Edward Girardet

Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly and humanely as Edward Girardet. Now, in a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of that nation's resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries,...


Marco Polo's Asia: An Introduction to His "Description of the World" Called "Il Milione"

by Leonardo Olschki

An overview of Marco Polo's book called Description of the World ("Il Milione" in Italian). This work places "Il Milione" in historical context and includes details of Marco Polo's life. This digital edition...


Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

by Robert Miller & Dennis D. Wainstock

Comprehensive, easy-to-read, and objective history of the Indochina and Vietnam wars for the general reader and undergraduate students.


Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka

"Customs and Culture of the Philippines is a potpourri of tidbits that touches quickly and lightly on just about every aspect of Filipino life…Much of the little book makes surprisingly interesting and easy...


A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence since 1552

by Anthony E. Clark

Western missionaries in China often considered themselves “voluntary exiles” in a distant land, while Chinese considered Christians either the demons of imperialism or the angels of modernization. This collection...


Genghis Khan

by John Man

Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his...


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...


The Korean War

by Steven Hugh Lee

 Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its...


Judges and Generals in Pakistan

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...


India Under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885

by Douglas M. Peers

Between 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lankain the south to the Himalayasin the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring...


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...