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  • North Korean Onslaught by Gerry Van Tonder
    North Korean Onslaught (English, Paperback) Gerry Van Tonder

    Second volume in the series on North Korea, this book uses unique and original material drawn from contemporary, now declassified CIA documents.

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  • Turkey by Norman Stone
    Turkey (English, Paperback) Norman Stone

    From the bestselling historian Norman Stone, whose work has been described by Andrew Roberts as `stunning ... no one else quite writes history like he does'.

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  • Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen Fu
    Six Records of a Floating Life (English, Paperback) Shen Fu

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer.

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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 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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  • Sisters Of Sinai by Janet Soskice
    Sisters Of Sinai (English, Paperback) Janet Soskice

    Sisters of Sinai is the story of how Scottish twin sisters made one of the most important manuscript finds of the nineteenth century - an early copy of the gospels which lay hidden in the Sinai desert.

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

    Explains the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict, describing how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that became a central part of Shia Islam.

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  • The Battle for the Arab Spring by Lin Noueihed
    The Battle for the Arab Spring (English, Paperback) Lin Noueihed, Alex Warren

    The story of the revolutionary zeal that swept the Arab nations in 2011 and an assessment of what the uprisings have achieved to date

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  • Pity the Nation by Robert Fisk
    Pity the Nation (English, Paperback) Robert Fisk

    Account of war in the late-20th century both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery. Written by one of Britain's foremost journalists, this book combines political analysis and war reporting: it is an epic account of the Lebanon conflict

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  • Syria by John McHugo
    Syria (English, Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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  • Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy
    Revolutionary Iran (English, Paperback) Michael Axworthy

    For several years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. This title tells the definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today.

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  • Inside Al-Shabaab by Harun Maruf
    Inside Al-Shabaab (English, Paperback) Harun Maruf, Dan Joseph

    Drawing on insider interviews, journalists Maruf and Joseph recount the rise, fall, and resurgence of this overlooked terrorist organization.

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  • The Fight for Everest 1924 by E. F. Norton
    The Fight for Everest 1924 (English, Hardback) E. F. Norton

    First published in 1925 and republished now for only the second time in the UK, The Fight for Everest 1924 is the official record of the fated third expedition to Everest on which George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared. Colonel E.F. Norton's compelling narrative and Mallory's letters home present a gripping picture of life in the Himalaya.

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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 Age of Aryamehr by Roham Alvandi
    The Age of Aryamehr (English, Hardback) Roham Alvandi

    This volume seeks to write Pahlavi Iran into the global history of the 1960s and 1970s, when Iran mattered far beyond its borders.

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  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
    The Rape of Nanking (English, Paperback) Iris Chang

    "In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Na"

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  • Black Sea by Neal Ascherson
    Black Sea (English, Paperback) Neal Ascherson

    Black Sea is a homage to an ocean and its shores and a meditation on Eurasian history, from the earliest times to the present. the growth of Russian power across the grasslands, and the centuries of war between Ottoman and Russian Empires around the Black Sea.

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  • Bandit Saints of Java by George Quinn
    Bandit Saints of Java (English, Paperback) George Quinn $11.79
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  • Photography in India by Nathaniel Gaskell
    Photography in India (English, Hardback) Nathaniel Gaskell, Diva Gujral

    This book follows the remarkable story of photography in India from the 1850s to today.

    $55.14 $65.00
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  • Amritsar 1919 by Kim Wagner
    Amritsar 1919 (English, Hardback) Kim Wagner

    A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire--the Amritsar Massacre--to mark its 100th anniversary

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