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Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings

By: Aung San Suu Kyi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, July 14, 2010:

Seller ID: BB0245129

Aung San Suu Kyi's collected writings--edited by her late husband, who the ruling military junta prevented from visiting Burma as he was dying of cancer--reflects her greatest hopes and fears for her fellow Burmese people, and her concern about the need for international cooperation in the continuing fight for Burma's freedom. Bringing together her most powerful speeches, letters and interviews, this remarkable collection gives a voice to Burma's "woman of destiny," whos... View more info

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2000:

Seller ID: BB0245156

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy a... View more info

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2000:

Seller ID: BB0248336

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Pink samurai

By: Bornoff, Nicholas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1991.:

Seller ID: BB0215874

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Wild swans

By: Chang, Jung

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1992.:

Seller ID: BB0209429

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Factory Girls

By: Chang, Leslie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau:

Seller ID: BB0237329

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Calcutta, the living city

By: Chaudhuri, Sukanta

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Calcutta ; Oxford University Press, 1995.:

Seller ID: BB0235217

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Imperial Capitals of China

By: Cotterell, Arthur

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Overlook Press, The, May 2008:

Seller ID: BB0244833

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The age of Kali

By: Dalrymple, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1999.:

Seller ID: BB0236671

In Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India itself, William Dalrymple searches for evidence of Kali Yug, the Hindu 'age of darkness.' Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he travels deep into guerilla territory with the Tamil Tigers, visits Benazir Bhutto and meets the drug lords of the North West Frontier. He unveils a regions where the strengths and problems of both modernity and tradition remain to be reconciled. The result is this engrossing, eagle-eyed and utterly... View more info

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An autobiography

By: Desai, Mahadev H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0226742

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century. In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bea... View more info

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Gandhi, the man

By: Easwaran, Eknath

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Tomales, Calif. : Nilgiri Press, 1997.:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: BB0233240

In 1892 Mohandas K. Gandhi was 23 years old, a shy, tongue-tied man whose past was full of failure; 30 years later he was the acknowledged leader of 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence through nonviolent revolution. Gandhi, the Man does what no other book has: it describes the astonishing inner revolution by which M. K. Gandhi became the Mahatma who brought about India's independence after 300 years of foreign rule.When growing up in Gandhi's India,... View more info

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Re-drawing boundaries

By: Entwisle, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2000.:

Seller ID: BB0225636

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China Airborne

By: Fallows, James M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pantheon:

Seller ID: BB0213937

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The Ruling Caste

By: Gilmour, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux:

Seller ID: BB0236461

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Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Modern Japan

By: Kerr, Alex

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill & Wang, 2002:

Seller ID: BB0248455

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001: Korean Heritage I

By: Korean Overseas Information Service

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Hollym INternational Corp, 1998:

Seller ID: BB0243531

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The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama

By: Laird, Thomas

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Grove Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2006:

Seller ID: BB0245039

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Great Soul

By: Lelyveld, Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Knopf:

Seller ID: BB0240892

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments--his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how G... View more info

Legacies: a Chinese mosaic

By: Lord, Bette

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Knopf : 1990.:

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: BB0226367

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In spite of the gods: the strange rise of modern India

By: Luce, Edward

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007.:

Seller ID: BB0236469

India remains a mystery to many Americans, even as it is poised to become the world's third largest economy within a generation, outstripping Japan. It will surpass China in population by 2032 and will have more English speakers than the United States by 2050. In "In Spite of the Gods," Edward Luce, a journalist who covered India for many years, makes brilliant sense of India and its rise to global power. Already a number-one bestseller in India, his book is" "sure to... View more info