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  • Killing Rasputin

    The Murder That Ended the Russian Empire

    A look into the life of the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia, his murder, and the effects of his death on a dynasty, a people, and a country.Written in three parts, Killing Rasputin begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • You Don't Belong Here

    How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War

    The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war.Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan, 1841-2

    During the First Anglo-Afghan War, Lady Florentia Sale, wife of a British army officer, Sir Robert Henry Sale, was kidnapped in 1842, along with other women and children, as well as soldiers, and detained for nine months. The group were taken hostage by Akbar Khan, following the massacre in the Khurd Karbul Pass. Amongst the hostages with Lady Sale was her youngest daughter Alexandrina, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • JFK - An American Coup: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination

    Ever since President John F Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas fifty years ago various theories have swirled around what was a key event in American - and world - history. JFK’s death affected the Cold War, Vietnam, and the economic and social history of the United States. Whatever the conclusions of the US official Warren Report - that the President had been assassinated by a lone gunman, Lee ... Read more

    $7.19 USD

  • In the Camps

    China's High-Tech Penal Colony

    by Darren Byler ...
    As the world is waking up to the state violence and colonization in the vast northwestern region of China, In the Camps reveals how this happened step-by-step as China used surveillance technology and smartphone data to target and intern over a million people. Darren Byler speaks Uyghur and Chinese and has lived in the region. For this book, he went back to interview former detainees, ordinary ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Stranger in the Shogun's City

    A Japanese Woman and Her World

    by Amy Stanley ...
    *Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography**Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award**Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography*A “captivating” (The Washington Post) 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 city on the brink of a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Gurkhas

    An updated in-depth investigation into the history and mystique of the Gurkha regiments

    by John Parker ...
    Their ferocity is as legendary as their loyalty to the British Monarch and their regimental histories are crammed with acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice. Their reputation as fearsome fighting men remains undisputed and the mere threat of their kukri knives has put the fear of God into opposing forces throughout the world. John Parker's book is a fascinating testimony to the Gurkhas - a ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Gurkhas

    Better to Die than Live a Coward

    GURKHAS BETTER TO DIE THAN LIVE A COWARD Contents THE HISTORY OF THE GURKHAS : The Goorkhas of Nepal; The Kukri Knife; Burmese Gurkhas. FAMOUS BATTLES & WARS : The Siege of Kalunga Fort; World War I - Mesopotamia; World War I - The Gallipoli Campaign; World War II - North Africa; World War II - Monte Cassino; World War II – The Battle for Imphal; The Falklands War. THE BRAVE GURKHA : Kulbir ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Malayan Spymaster: Memoirs of a Rubber Planter, Bandit Fighter and Spy

    Memoirs of a Rubber Planter, Bandit Fighter and Spy

    by Boris Hembry ...
    This is a true story of 1930s Malaysia, of jungle operations, submarines and spies in WWII, and of the postwar Malayan Emergency, as experienced by an extraordinary man. Boris Hembry went out to Malaya as a rubber planter in 1930 to work on estates in Malaya and Sumatra. Following the Japanese invasion in December 1941 he volunteered for Freddy Spencer Chapman’s covert Stay Behind Party and spent ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • October

    The Story of the Russian Revolution

    Multi-award-winning author China Miéville captures the drama of the Russian Revolution in this “engaging retelling of the events that rocked the foundations of the twentieth century” (Village Voice)In February of 1917 Russia was a backwards, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, straining to be ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Lost Heart of Asia

    by Colin Thubron ...
    A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition—never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union—it encompasses terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Incredible History of the Indian Ocean

    Illustrated by Jit Chowdhury ...
    An adaptation of The Ocean of Churn for young readersWhen did the first humans arrive in India and how did they get here?What are Roman artefacts from hundreds of years ago doing in a town near Puducherry?How did merchants from Arabia end up near Kochi?From the east coast of Africa to Australia, one big blue body of water has connected diverse peoples and cultures for thousands of years: the ... Read more

    $2.55 USD

  • The Crimean War

    Then and Now

    by David R Jones ...
    Following repeated visits to the Crimea over a number of years, Dr David Jones, with the help of local guides, was able to identify and photograph every important location related to one of the nineteenth centurys most deadliest conflicts. These have been set besides original paintings and photographs to produce a collection of the most fascinating images ever seen of the Crimean War. The ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • 新書太閤記

    完全版

    by 吉川英治 ...
    series 吉川英治傑作集 #3
    吉川英治による新書太閤記の完全版です。この一冊に、吉川英治の新書太閤記が全巻分収録されています。「『新書太閤記』は、吉川英治の歴史小説である。豊臣秀吉の半生を描いたもの。「読売新聞」に1939年1月1日から1945年8月23日まで連載され中断。単行本は新潮社から1941-45年にわたり9巻まで刊行。1946-49年六興出版部から全11巻で刊行。」(Wikipediaより抜粋) ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Unlearning Marx

    Why the Soviet Failure was a Triumph for Marx

    by Steve Paxton ...
    The theories of Karl Marx and the practical existence of the Soviet Union are inseparable in the public imagination, but for all the wrong reasons. This book provides detailed analyses of both Marx’s theory of history and the course of Russian and Soviet development and delivers a new and insightful approach to the relationship between the two. Most analyses of the Soviet Union, from any ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • The Gulag Archipelago [Volume 1]

    An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —TimeVolume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.“The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Moscow Rules

    The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War

    From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War (Malcolm Nance).Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Producing Guanxi

    Sentiment, Self, and Subculture in a North China Village

    Throughout China the formation of guanxi, or social connections, involves friends, families, colleagues, and acquaintances in complex networks of social support and sentimental attachment. Focusing on this process in one rural north China village, Fengjia, Andrew Kipnis shows what guanxi production reveals about the evolution of village political economy, kinship and gender, and local patterns of ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • The Cultural Revolution

    A People's History, 1962—1976

    **The concluding volume--following Mao's Great Famine and The Tragedy of Liberation--in Frank Dikötter's award-winning trilogy chronicling the Communist revolution in China.After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958–1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat ... Read more

    $13.59 USD

  • Crossing the Bay of Bengal

    For centuries the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway between India and China, and as a battleground for European empires, while being shaped by monsoons and human migration. Integrating environmental history and mining a wealth of sources, Sunil S. Amrith offers insights to the many challenges facing Asia in the decades ahead. ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Lieutenant Dangerous

    A Vietnam War Memoir

    by Jeff Danziger ...
    **"A must-read war memoir… with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene." —KIRKUS (starred review)"Funny, biting, thoughtful and wholly original." —Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They CarriedJeff Danziger, one of the leading political cartoonists of his generation, captures the fear, sorrow, absurdity, and unintended but inevitable ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Miyamoto Musashi

    His Life and Writings

    by Kenji Tokitsu ...
    Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn ...
    A comprehensive study of the life, philosophies, fighting strategies, and works of the legendary samurai warrior who wrote The Book of Five RingsMiyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • 白銀帝國:從唐帝國到明清盛世,貨幣如何影響中國的興衰

    by 徐瑾 ...
    明朝大航海時代,中國進入世界經濟體的洪流中,繁盛的貿易使大量白銀流入,古老帝國成為貪婪的巨獸,但白銀卻從經濟風火輪,轉為天朝斷魂碑?《白銀帝國》不只是貨幣史,更是一部從幣制管窺國運興盛的政經史。●紙鈔為何自宋朝始用後,總是悲劇性收場?●不產銀的中國,為何被迫成為銀本位國家?●甲午戰爭、中日抗戰的引線,白銀也是其中關鍵?●鴉片戰爭的背後,其實是全球經濟之戰?●1930年的大蕭條時代,何以是民初經濟的黃金十年?中國是最早展開紙鈔試驗的國家,在貨幣史上常與錢幣、白銀三者並用。錢幣通常由銅、鐵、鋼等廉價金屬鑄成,不利遠行攜帶,進而發展出便於匯兌、攜帶的鈔票;但為何最便利的鈔票,卻難以通行於民間,反之是白銀成為朝廷屢屢禁不得的貨幣?甚至最終給予合法地位,使白銀流通天下?明朝以後絲綢、茶葉、瓷器流通至全球貿易,使白銀大量流入,至此中國成為銀本位國家,締造繁榮盛世。然而「白銀帝國」之路,是光環,也是詛咒 ... Read more

    $10.51 USD

  • The Freedom Shield

    The 191st Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam

    A Vietnam War helicopter pilot shares arresting accounts of flying troops into hot LZs and medevacking the wounded under fire.The Freedom Shield brings together stories of veterans of the 191st Assault Helicopter Company, who were tasked with carrying troops into battle, attacking enemy positions, and evacuating the wounded in their UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopters. The unit was assembled from a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD