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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this... (read more)

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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"We're far more accustomed to—and comfortable with—seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect…"  Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon... (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. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed of... (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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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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Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang
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Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, andlt;Iandgt;Wild Swansandlt;/Iandgt; has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-... (read more)

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The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
by Ian Baker
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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities... (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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The City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China
The City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China
by Jasper Becker
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When the world descends on Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, it will find the results of a helter skelter rush for modernization and wealth. In the course of a thousand years, temples and shrines, palaces, and gardens had filled the walls of old Peking. Its... (read more)

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The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power
The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power
by Tariq Ali
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Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is the only Islamic state to have nuclear weapons. Its border with Afghanistan extends over one thousand miles and is the likely hideout of Osama bin Laden. It has been under military... (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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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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Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan (Studies in Comparative Religion)
Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan (Studies in Comparative Religion)
by H Byron Earhart
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The first comprehensive English-language study of the evolving religious and aesthetic symbolism of the world's most famous... (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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Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia
Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia
by Thant Myint U
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Thant Myint-Us Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering... (read more)

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Mao: The Real Story
Mao: The Real Story
by Alexander V Pantsov
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Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was both a champion of the poor and a brutal tyrant, a poet and a despot. In this major new biography, the... (read more)

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The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
by Frank Dikotter
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“The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a ‘liberation. In China the story of liberation and the revolution that followed is not one of peace, liberty, and justice. It is first and foremost a story of calculated terror... (read more)

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Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
by Frank Dikotter
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"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the... (read more)

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