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  • Gaza by Norman Finkelstein
    Gaza (English, Hardback) Norman Finkelstein

    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected...

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  • Imphal 1944 by Hemant Singh Katoch
    Imphal 1944 (English, Paperback) Hemant Singh Katoch, Peter Dennis

    A highly illustrated account of the decisive battle of Imphal during World War II, where the attempted Japanese invasion of India was turned back in its largest land defeat of the war so far.

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  • Karate Jutsu by Simon Keegan
    Karate Jutsu (Paperback) Simon Keegan

    The origins of Karate are shrouded in mythology and a book that tells the art's complete history is both necessary and timely. The art of Karate was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom, now Okinawa, over hundreds of years. For the first time the complete history of Karate can be told.

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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (Paperback) Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre

    The electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • The Honourable Company by John Keay
    The Honourable Company (English, Paperback) John Keay

    During 200 years the East India Company grew from an association of Elizabethan tradesmen into a powerful organization. As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an empire. This book looks at the history of the Company.

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  • The Book of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
    The Book of Yokai (English, Paperback) Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages.

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  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Bunton
    The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Martin Bunton

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory.

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  • Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe
    Ten Myths About Israel (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    What are the myths - and reality - behind the state of Israel

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  • Rolling Thunder 1965-68 by Richard P. Hallion
    Rolling Thunder 1965-68 (English, Paperback) Richard P. Hallion, Adam Tooby

    A new history of Rolling Thunder, the Vietnam War's first, most intense, and biggest US air campaign, by one of the most eminent names in air power studies. It will appeal to Vietnam War aviation enthusiasts and historical students, as well as everyone interested in Cold War air power.

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  • From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra
    From the Ruins of Empire (English, Paperback) Pankaj Mishra

    Tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today.

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  • The General's Son by Miko Peled
    The General's Son (English, Paperback) Miko Peled

    The General's Son is the powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. (His journey mirrored in many ways the transformation his father, a much-decorated Israeli general,...

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  • A Line in the Sand by James Barr
    A Line in the Sand (English, Paperback) James Barr

    The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East

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  • The Arabic Freud by Omnia S. El Shakry
    The Arabic Freud (English, Hardback) Omnia S. El Shakry

    The first in-depth look at how postwar thinkers in Egypt mapped the intersections between Islamic discourses and psychoanalytic thought...

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  • Caliphate Redefined by Huseyin Yilmaz
    Caliphate Redefined (English, Hardback) Huseyin Yilmaz

    The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750?1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the Prophet Muhammed's political authority. In this book, Hüseyin Yilmaz traces how a new conception of the caliphate emerged under the Ottomans, who redefined the caliph as at once a ruler, a spiritual...

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  • The Last Earth by Ramzy Baroud
    The Last Earth (English, Paperback) Ramzy Baroud

    An evocative history of Palestine, told through the stories of the people who have survived the conflict.

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  • Dispatches by Michael Herr
    Dispatches (English, Paperback) Michael Herr

    A seminal classic of war reportage

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  • South Korea at the Crossroads by Scott A. Snyder
    South Korea at the Crossroads (English, Hardback) Scott A. Snyder

    South Korea at the Crossroads examines fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions--and a prescription--for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of today's political landscape, Scott A. Snyder contends that South Korea's best strategy remains a robust alliance with the United States.

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  • Railways and The Raj by Christian Wolmar
    Railways and The Raj (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

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  • After The Prophet by Lesley Hazleton
    After The Prophet (English, Paperback) Lesley Hazleton

    A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

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  • The Cultural Revolution by Frank Dikotter
    The Cultural Revolution (Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 2017...

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