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The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2020)

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international...


Ways of Heaven

by Roel Sterckx Basic Books (September 16, 2019)

A brilliant history of ancient China's masters of philosophy -- and how they help us understand China today In Ways of Heaven, leading China scholar Roel Sterckx offers an engrossing introduction to classical...


Under Red Skies

by Karoline Kan & Allison Hiroto Hachette Books (March 12, 2019)

Karoline Kan, a young former reporter at the New York Times in Beijing, offers a deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted, troubled, and impoverished past as it emerges...


See You Again in Pyongyang

by Travis Jeppesen & Will Collyer Hachette Book Group (May 29, 2018)

From ballistic missile tests to stranger-than-fiction stories of purges and assassinations, news from North Korea never fails to dominate the global headlines. But what is life there actually like?

In See You...


The Imperial Cruise

by James Bradley & Richard Poe Hachette Book Group (November 01, 2009)

In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his gun toting daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. There, they would...


The Jakarta Method

by Vincent Bevins & Tim Paige Public Affairs (May 19, 2020)

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter - in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world - backed by the United States.

In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million...


The Great Successor

by Anna Fifield PublicAffairs (June 10, 2019)

The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of...


The Shanghai Free Taxi

by Frank Langfitt PublicAffairs (June 10, 2019)

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and...


Under Red Skies

by Karoline Kan Hachette Books (March 11, 2019)

A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower.

Through the stories of three generations of women in her family,...


Unruly Waters

by Sunil Amrith Basic Books (December 10, 2018)

From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its waters

Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith...


Army of Empire

by George Morton-Jack Basic Books (December 03, 2018)

Drawing on untapped new sources, the first global history of the Indian Expeditionary Forces in World War I

While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British...


Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the past...


See You Again in Pyongyang

by Travis Jeppesen Hachette Books (May 28, 2018)

A "close-up look at the cloistered country" (USA Today), See You Again in Pyongyang is American writer Travis Jeppesen's "probing" and "artful" (New York Times Book Review) chronicle of his travels in North...


The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan PublicAffairs (January 21, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...


Blood Letters

by Lian Xi Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

The staggering story of the most important Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regime

Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of...


The Second World Wars

by Victor Davis Hanson Basic Books (October 16, 2017)

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian.

World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and...


The Taste of Empire

by Lizzie Collingham Basic Books (October 02, 2017)

A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the world

In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped...


The Chaos of Empire

by Jon Wilson PublicAffairs (October 24, 2016)

The popular image of the British Raj-an era of efficient but officious governors, sycophantic local functionaries, doting amahs, blisteringly hot days and torrid nights-chronicled by Forster and Kipling is a...


Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts PublicAffairs (April 24, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...


Fortune Makers

by Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng & Peter Cappelli PublicAffairs (March 13, 2017)

Fortune Makers analyzes and brings to light the distinctive practices of business leaders who are the future of the Chinese economy. These leaders oversee not the old state-owned enterprises, but private companies...


Destiny Disrupted

by Tamim Ansary PublicAffairs (April 27, 2009)

The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective,...


Vietnam

by Christopher Goscha Basic Books (September 12, 2016)

The definitive history of modern Vietnam, lauded as "groundbreaking" (Guardian) and "the best one-volume history of modern Vietnam in English" (Wall Street Journal) and a finalist for the Cundill History Prize...


The Rape Of Nanking

by Iris Chang Basic Books (March 10, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II

In December 1937, one of...


Tin Can Titans

by John Wukovits Da Capo Press (March 13, 2017)

An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron.

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21)...


Genghis Khan

by Frank McLynn Da Capo Press (July 13, 2015)

A definitive and sweeping account of the life and times of the world's greatest conqueror -- Genghis Khan -- and the rise of the Mongol empire in the 13th century

Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with...


Chinese Rules

by Tim Clissold & Stephen Critchlow HarperAudio (November 18, 2014)

From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China--part adventure story, part erudite...


Eye of the Tiger

by John Edmund Delezen & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

"We live together under the thick canopy, each searching for the other; the same leeches and mosquitoes that feed on our blood feed on his blood." John Edmund Delezen felt a kinship with the people he was to...


The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown (February 18, 2020)

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of...


In the Cauldron

by Lew Paper & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

This is not just another book about Pearl Harbor. It is the story of Joseph Grew, America's ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement...


Hanoi's War

by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen & Hillary Huber Blackstone Publishing (October 23, 2012)

While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of US involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders...


First into Nagasaki

by George Weller, Stefan Rudnicki, Anthony Weller & Walter Cronkite Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

On September 6, 1945, less than a month after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, George Weller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, became the first free Westerner to enter the devastated city. Going...


The English Governess at the Siamese Court

by Anna Harriette Leonowens & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This 1870 memoir, which was the basis for the musical The King and I, vividly recounts the experiences of Anna Harriette Leonowens, who served as a governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam...


Afghanistan

by Stephen Tanner & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads not only for armies but also for clashes between civilizations. As the United States engages in armed conflict with...


Taliban

by Ahmed Rashid & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

In this enormously insightful book, correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the world's most extreme and radical Islamic organization, into sharp focus. He explains the Taliban's...


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu, Ray Porter, John Minford & Lorna Raver et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2008)

Master Sun said: “Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.”

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese...


Chasing the Monsoon

by Alexander Frater & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

This is the inspiring story of how one man realized his dream of witnessing firsthand the most dramatic of meteorological events: the Indian monsoon.

Alexander Frater spent the first six years of his life on...


Embracing Defeat

by John W. Dower & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

In this illuminating study, Dower explores the ways in which the shattering defeat of the Japanese in World War II, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese...


The Rape of Nanking

by Iris Chang & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2012)

In December 1937, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred in the capital of China. The Japanese army swept into Nanking and not only looted and burned the defenseless...


The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong

by Gyalo Thondup, Anne F. Thurston, Lane Nishikawa & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2015)

In December 2010 residents of Kalimpong, a town on theIndian border with Tibet, turned out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It wasonly then they realized for the first time that the neighbor they knew as...


Escape from Camp 14

by Blaine Harden Blackstone Publishing (March 29, 2012)

The shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons....


Magnificent Delusions

by Husain Haqqani & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

A character-drivenhistory that describes the bizarrely ill-suited alliance between America andPakistan, written by a uniquely insightful participant: Pakistan's formerambassador to the US

The relationship between...


Defiant

by Alvin Townley & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2014)

The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured"Alcatraz," the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerousand subversive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home

During...


Utmost Savagery

by Joseph H. Alexander, Tom Weiner & Llc Findaway World Findaway World, Llc (December 29, 2010)

On November 20, 1943, in the first trial by fire of America’s fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, five thousand men stormed the beaches of Tarawa, a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress barely...


Forgotten Ally

by Rana Mitter & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2013)

Theepic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance againstJapan

For decades a major piece of World War IIhistory has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full yearsbefore...


Charlie Wilson's War

by George Crile & Christopher Lane Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Charlie Wilson’s War is the untold story of the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA...


Roberts Ridge

by Malcolm Macpherson & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2008)

For the US Navy’s elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: take control of a towering, 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar, a key post in their plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda...


China

by Murray Sayle, Richard C. Hottelet, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (May 01, 2006)

Since Marco Polo, the fabled markets of China have drawn the west like a magnet. This ancient culture has been colonized by foreign powers, buffeted by war and revolution, yet China remains one of the most constant...


The Golden Triangle

by Bertil Lintner, Richard C. Hottelet, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 19, 2006)

Thailand, Laos, and Burma have been known as the “Golden Triangle” because of their historically prominent role in the drug trade. For centuries, these countries have produced the opium that has attracted...


A World Destroyed

by Martin J. Sherwin & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2010)

Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1973, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb...


Night in the American Village

by Akemi Johnson & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2019)

A beautifully written examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the US bases in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there

At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies...