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Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia Since Partition
Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia Since Partition
by John Keay
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Dispersed across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Midnights Descendants—the generations born since the 1947 “midnight hour partition” of British India—are the worlds fastest growing population. This vast region and... (read more)

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Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
by Monique Brinson Demery
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In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul “Red” Fay that the... (read more)

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Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi
Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi
by Steve Inskeep
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Morning Edition cohost Steve Inskeep presents a riveting account of a single harrowing day in December 2009 that sheds light on the constant tensions in Karachi, Pakistan—when a bomb blast ripped through a Shia religious procession, followed by... (read more)

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In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
by Seth G Jones
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This definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan '[zeroes] in on what went awry after America"s successful routing of the Taliban in late 2001' (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) to explain how a growing sanctuary for insurgents in... (read more)

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Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
by Husain Haqqani
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The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistanand#151;to American eyesand#151;has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed... (read more)

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Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life
Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life
by Kathryn Tidrick
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Throughout his long and turbulent career as a political leader, first in South Africa and then in India, Gandhi sought to fulfil his religious aspirations through politics and to reconcile politics with personal religious conviction. But Gandhi’s... (read more)

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The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers
The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers
by Peter Tomsen
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As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the regions conflicts over the last two decades.... (read more)

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Gandhi: Radical Wisdom for a Changing World (Watkins Masters of Wisdom)
Gandhi: Radical Wisdom for a Changing World (Watkins Masters of Wisdom)
by Alan Jacobs
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Over 60 years after his death, Gandhi is more popular and relevant than ever. This inspiring anthology offers a judicious selection of his writings, from speeches, news articles, letters, and state documents to autobiography. Packed with all the rich... (read more)

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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
by Stephen R Platt
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A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and often gruesome battles—a... (read more)

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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
by Eric Jay Dolin
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Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
by Conor Grennan
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“Funny, touching, tragic….A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one mans extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.”—Neil White, author... (read more)

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Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
by Charles Allen
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Ashoka Maurya—or Ashoka the Great as he was later known—holds a special place in the history of India. Through his third century BCE quest to govern the Indian subcontinent by moral force alone, Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a minor sect... (read more)

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Falun Gong and the Future of China
Falun Gong and the Future of China
by David Ownby
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On April 25, 1999, ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the guarded compound where China's highest leaders live and work, in a day-long peaceful protest of police brutality. China's leaders responded with a campaign of... (read more)

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Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid
Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid
by Ralph Magnus
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In this broad introductory volume, Ralph Magnus and Eden Naby detail Afghanistan's physical situation, human environment, and modern history, as well as the rise and fall of competing internal forces, most recently the Taliban. The authors offer... (read more)

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The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma
The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma
by Thant Myint U
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The author tells the story of modern Burma, in part through a telling of his own family's history, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, dramatic, and appalling.... (read more)

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The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980
by Jonathan D Spence
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 “A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K. Fairbank)   In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate... (read more)

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Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
by Jonathan Green
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On September 30, 2006, gunfire echoed through thin air on Cho Oyu Mountain. Climbers preparing to summit watched in horror as Chinese guards fired at a group of Tibetans en route to India, executing Kelsang Namtso — a seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun... (read more)

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Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
by Sonia Faleiro
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Already published in India to great acclaim and named a Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year and an Observer Book of the Year, Beautiful Thing is a stunning piece of reportage that offers a rare firsthand glimpse into Bombays notorious sex industry... (read more)

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Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
by Joseph Lelyveld
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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 Indias imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life... (read more)

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