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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

ISBN: 0141039493

Condition: vg


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

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2000:

Seller ID: BB0245156

ISBN: 006019314X

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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

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2000:

Seller ID: BB0248336

ISBN: 006019314X

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Calcutta, the living city

By: Chaudhuri, Sukanta

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Calcutta ; Oxford University Press, 1995.:

Seller ID: BB0235217

ISBN: 019563697X

Condition: vg-


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Mr. China: A Memoir

By: Clissold, Tim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Collins:

Seller ID: BB0256299

ISBN: 0060761407

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Mr. China tells the rollicking story of a young man who goes to China with the misguided notion that he will help bring the Chinese into the modern world, only to be schooled by the most resourceful and creative operators he would ever meet. Part memoir, part parable, Mr. China is one man's coming-of-age story where he learns to respect and admire the nation he sought to conquer. View more info

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Imperial Capitals of China

By: Cotterell, Arthur

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Overlook Press, The, May 2008:

Seller ID: BB0244833

ISBN: 1590200071

Condition: VG/VG


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Gandhi: An autobiography

By: Desai, Mahadev H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0256304

ISBN: 0807059099

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 0915132966

Condition: vg


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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China Airborne

By: Fallows, James M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pantheon:

Seller ID: BB0213937

ISBN: 0375422110

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Operation China: Introducing All the Peoples of China

By: Hattaway, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Piquant, 1990:

Seller ID: BB0251237

ISBN: 0953575756

Condition: good


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Inside Central Asia: Understanding the Post-Soviet Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikstan: Understanding the Post-Soviet Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,

By: Hiro, Dilip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Overlook Press, The, June 2009:

Seller ID: BB0252904

ISBN: 159020221X

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From a critically acclaimed author-a comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political incorporation in Stalin's Soviet era, these countries have gone through a flash of political and economical evolution. ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0809039435

Condition: vg


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Children of Kali: Through India in Search of Bandits, the Thug Cult, and the British Raj

By: Kevin Rushby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Walker & Company, 2003:

Seller ID: BB0252814

ISBN: 0802714188

Condition: vg/vg


In the early 1800s, the greatest criminal gang in history operated throughout India. Its members were inspired by religious fanatics and came from many faiths, yet they worshiped one goddess, Kali. In her name, they murdered more than one million Indian travelers--all without spilling a drop of blood. Their weapon was the handkerchief, their sacrament sugar, and the gang was supposedly eradicated by the British in the 1830s. Today, a modern-day bandit named Veerappan... View more info

001: Korean Heritage I

By: Korean Overseas Information Service

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Hollym INternational Corp, 1998:

Seller ID: BB0243531

ISBN: 156591077X

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Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival

By: Kraus, John Kenneth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs, April 2000:

Seller ID: BB0252912

ISBN: 1891620851

Condition: vg


"For decades, the United States ran covert operations into Tibet in an attempt to help Tibetan exiles take back their country from the Chinese. These operations have never been disclosed--until now." View more info

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Great Soul

By: Lelyveld, Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Knopf:

Seller ID: BB0240892

ISBN: 0307269582

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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

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Singapore A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By: Liu, Gretchen

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Archipelago Pr, Singapore, 2002:

Seller ID: BB0252983

ISBN: 981301881X

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In less than two centuries, Singapore has transformed itself from a small coastal kampong into a modern metropolis. After the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles. Singapore grew from a humble village into a thriving colony, then was designated a Straits Settlement, and in 1965 became an independent nation state. Over 1,200 images--photographs, paintings, lithographs and engravings--and accompanying text, tell the story of Singapore. Many of the images have never been publish... View more info

Legacies: a Chinese mosaic

By: Lord, Bette

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Knopf : 1990.:

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: BB0256303

ISBN: 0394583256

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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

ISBN: 0385514743

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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

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Women of the Raj

By: MacMillan, Margaret Olwen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.:

Seller ID: BB0242986

ISBN: 0812976398

Condition: g


In the nineteenth century, at the height of colonialism, the British ruled India under a government known as the Raj. British men and women left their homes and traveled to this mysterious, beautiful country-where they attempted to replicate their own society. In this fascinating portrait, Margaret MacMillan examines the hidden lives of the women who supported their husbands' conquests-and in turn supported the Raj, often behind the scenes and out of the history books. E... View more info