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Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan
by Jamie Zeppa
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Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan. Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is the story of her... (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 Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
by Blaine Harden
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From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out. In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the... (read more)

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Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962
by Jisheng Yang
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The much-anticipated definitive account of Chinas Great Famine   An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women and children starved to death during Chinas Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. One of the greatest... (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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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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From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
by Pankaj Mishra
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A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice A SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD A little more than a... (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
by Victor Cha
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In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on provocative, isolationist North Korea, providing our best look yet at its history and the rise of the Kim family dynasty and the... (read more)

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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Lafcadio Hearn
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This collection of Japanese supernatural stories is a classic work in the field of Japanese horror. Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories—"delicate... (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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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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"[B]rilliant . . . The River of Lost Footsteps is a balanced, thorough, and serious history, but it is also a polemic, firm in its view that the current international campaign—pursuing 'this policy of isolating one of the most isolated... (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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Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
by Charles Allen
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Through his third century BCE quest to govern the Indian subcontinent by moral force alone, Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a minor sect into a major world religion. His bold experiment ended in tragedy, and in the tumult that followed the historical... (read more)

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