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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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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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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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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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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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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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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (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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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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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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Nuclear Showdown North Korea Takes on the World
Nuclear Showdown North Korea Takes on the World
by Gordon G Chang
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If we lose, I will destroy the world, said Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Kim's regime insults all of us. Its very existence is an affront to humanity's sense of decency and challenges accepted notions of... (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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Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
by Philip P Pan
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Now in paperback, an intimate, elegant account of a society in turmoil: the most important book in a generation about the Chinese people and their long, heartbreaking battle for political freedom. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Out of Maoand#8217;s Shadow... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window... (read more)

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Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
by Patwant Singh
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The definitive biography of Ranjit Singh, contemporary of Napoleon and one of the most powerful and charismatic Indian rulers of his age Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of the subcontinent's past by recent Western historians, yet he... (read more)

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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
by Mohandas K Gandhi
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Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and... (read more)

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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
by Sarah Rose
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"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." -The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances... (read more)

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