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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...


Jayhawk

by Jay A Stout & George L Cooper Casemate (July 20, 2020)

Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving...


MacArthur's Papua New Guinea Offensive, 1942-1943

by Jon Diamond Pen and Sword Military (May 27, 2020)

The Japanese seizure of Rabaul on New Britain in January 1942 directly threatened Northern Australia and, as a result, General Douglas MacArthur took command of the Southwest Pacific Area. In July 1942, the...


Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

by Peter Harmsen Casemate (May 31, 2020)

In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising...


Frank Pantridge

by Cecil Lowry Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Countless thousands of men and women around the world have good reason to be thankful that Frank Partridge survived three and a half years of brutal Japanese captivity. Had he not, they too would in all probability...


Kamikaze

by Adrian Stewart Pen and Sword Aviation (July 30, 2020)

In this fascinating book the author examines the Japanese concept of Kamikaze, the deliberate self-sacrifice of life in the cause of victory. This attitude, while incomprehensible to their American and European...


The Battle of Tsushima

by Phil Carradice Pen and Sword History (March 30, 2020)

In 1905 Japan and Russia were at war. With the Russian Far East Fleet destroyed, the Czar decided to send his Baltic Fleet half way around the world to exact revenge. This mammoth journey took many months and...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley Scribner (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley & Joy Osmanski Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


The Doolittle Raid

by John Grehan Air World (March 30, 2020)

On 1 April 1942, less than four months after the world had been stunned by the attack upon Pearl Harbor, sixteen US aircraft took to the skies to exact retribution. Their objective was not merely to attack Japan,...


The Journey of Liu Xiaobo

by Yu Zhang, Jie Li, Tienchi Martin-Liao & Joanne Leedom-Ackerman Potomac Books (April 01, 2020)

As a fearless poet and prolific essayist and critic, Liu Xiaobo became one of the most important dissident thinkers in the People's Republic of China. His nonviolent activism steered the nation's prodemocracy...


Countdown 1945

by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss Simon & Schuster Audio (June 09, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Propulsive.” --Time * “Riveting.--The New York Times * “Reads like a tense thriller.” --The Washington Post

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of...


Countdown 1945

by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (June 09, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Propulsive.” --Time * “Riveting.--The New York Times * “Reads like a tense thriller.” --The Washington Post

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of...


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...


Three Tigers, One Mountain

by Michael Booth St. Martin's Press (April 13, 2020)

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.

There is an ancient...


The Myth of Chinese Capitalism

by Dexter Roberts St. Martin's Press (March 09, 2020)

The untold story of how restrictive policies are preventing China from becoming the world's largest economy

Dexter Roberts lived in Beijing for two decades working as a reporter on economics, business and politics...


China's New Youth

by Alec Ash & Karoline Kan Arcade (June 02, 2020)

“Paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones. . . . A gifted observer.”—...


Great State

by Timothy Brook HarperAudio (March 17, 2020)

The world-renowned scholar and author of Vermeer's Hat does for China what Mary Beard did for Rome in SPQR: Timothy Brook analyzes the last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world in this magnificent...


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...


Superpower Interrupted

by Michael Schuman & Shawn Compton PublicAffairs (June 09, 2020)

This global history as the Chinese would write it gives brilliant and unconventional insights for understanding China's role in the world, especially the drive to "Make China Great Again."

We in the West routinely...


Great State

by Timothy Brook Harper (March 17, 2020)

The world-renowned scholar and author of Vermeer’s Hat does for China what Mary Beard did for Rome in SPQR: Timothy Brook analyzes the last eight centuries of China’s relationship with the world in this...


Indian Sun

by Oliver Craske Hachette Books (April 07, 2020)

A definitive biography of Ravi Shankar, one of the most influential musicians and composers of the 20th century and the best-known practitioner of Hindustani classical music, told with the cooperation of his...


The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown and Company (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...