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  • Home before Morning

    The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam

    Lynda Van Devanter was the girl next door, the cheerleader who went to Catholic schools, enjoyed sports, and got along well with her four sisters and parents. After high school she attended nursing school and then did something that would shatter her secure world for the rest of her life: in 1969, she joined the army and was shipped to Vietnam. When she arrived in Vietnam her idealistic view of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • A Beginner's Guide to Japan

    Observations and Provocations

    by Pico Iyer ...
    “Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents. In A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Reluctant Warrior

    A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam

    "ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end."--Col. David Hackworth, New York Times bestselling author of About FaceBy the spring of 1970, American troops were ordered to pull out of Vietnam. The Marines of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Taiko

    An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

    Translated by William Scott Wilson ...
    In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Embrace Yoga's Roots

    Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the future of yoga?If you desire an authentic yoga practice embracing ancient yogic philosophy and traditions but don't know how to embody that knowledge with integrity in today's modern yoga culture, Embrace Yoga's Roots is your guide to honor and not appropriate yoga."When we mistake yoga for a workout routine, reduce it to physical fitness or even do ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • High

    A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China

    by Erika Fatland ...
    Translated by Kari Dickson ...
    An ambitious and magnificent new travelogue by bestselling and prize-winning author Erika Fatland (The Border and Sovietistan), on a journey along the Himalaya.The Himalaya weave through five very different countries, where the world religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are mixed with ancient shamanic religions. Countless languages and vastly different cultures live in the secluded mountain ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Intrepid's Last Case

    Intrepid's Last Case chronicles the post-World War II activities of Sir William Stephenson, whose fascinating role in helping to defeat the Nazis was the subject of the worldwide bestseller A Man Called Intrepid. Sir William Stephenson (Intrepid) still stood at the center of events when he and author William Stevenson discussed in the 1980s an investigation into sudden allegations that Intrepid's ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dispatches

    by Michael Herr ...
    Series series Vintage International
    "The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines.From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

    “The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army TimesAmong the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dealing with China

    An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

    The New York Times bestselling author of Dealing with China takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Power and Culture in the South China Sea: China's Island Building Campaign, Paracel Islands, Fiery Cross Reef and Johnson Reef Spratlys, Mischief Reef, Contests with Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia

    This report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. China is pursuing an island-building campaign across the South China Sea in support of its sovereignty claims that date from 1951. This is a contested air and maritime domain between China and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Republic of China. The United States must make difficult ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • From Development to Democracy

    The Transformations of Modern Asia

    Why some of Asia’s authoritarian regimes have democratized as they have grown richer—and why others haven’tOver the past century, Asia has been transformed by rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization—a spectacular record of development that has turned one of the world’s poorest regions into one of its richest. Yet Asia’s record of democratization has been much more uneven, ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Stalin

    New Biography of a Dictator

    An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others.Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Stalin

    Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

    **“Monumental.” —The New York Times Book ReviewPulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history**In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

    A Memoir

    by Lev Golinkin ...
    A compelling memoir—"hilarious and heartbreaking" (The New York Times)—of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family in Ukraine fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered pastIn the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border, leaving Ukraine with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Forsaken

    An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia

    **“Gripping and important . . . an extremely impressive book.” —Noel Malcolm, Telegraph (London)A remarkable piece of forgotten history- the never-before-told story of Americans lured to Soviet Russia by the promise of jobs and better lives, only to meet tragic ends**In 1934, a photograph was taken of a baseball team. These two rows of young men look like any group of American ballplayers, except ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • The South China Sea

    A Crucible of Regional Cooperation or Conflict-making Sovereignty Claims?

    The history of the South China Sea is a catalyst of international cooperation and conflict. Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is largely governed by command of these strategic waters. More than half of global shipping transits the South China Sea, which also holds significant reserves of oil, gas and minerals, as well as some of the largest fisheries in the world. Drawing on a team of field ... Read more

    $29.99 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 $4.99 USD

  • The Tiger

    A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

    by John Vaillant ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator. This "travelogue about tiger poaching in Russia’s far east opens up a new genre ... [the] conservation thriller" (Nature).Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Ada Blackjack

    A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

    From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic islandIn September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great Britain. Two years later, Ada Blackjack emerged as ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Kill Anything That Moves

    The Real American War in Vietnam

    by Nick Turse ...
    Series series American Empire Project
    **Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansThe American Empire ProjectWinner of the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction**Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by just a few "bad apples." But as award-winning ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Judgment at Tokyo

    World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia

    by Gary J. Bass ...
    **ACCLAIMED AS ONE OF THE YEAR’S 10 BEST BOOKS BY THE WASHINGTON POST • 12 ESSENTIAL NONFICTION BOOKS BY THE NEW YORKER • 100 NOTABLE BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES • BEST BOOKS BY THE ECONOMIST, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND AIR MAIL • 10 ESSENTIAL BOOKS BY THE TELEGRAPH • THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • THE OBSERVER AND THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK • A landmark, magisterial history of ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $16.99 USD

  • Red Famine

    Stalin's War on Ukraine

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes, the consequences of which still resonate today, as Russia has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more—from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain."With searing clarity, Red Famine demonstrates the horrific consequences of a campaign to ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD