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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
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Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan... (read more)

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Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
by Ahmed Rashid
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An urgent, on-the-ground report from Pakistan—from the bestselling author of Descent Into Chaos and Taliban Ahmed Rashid, one of the world's leading experts on the social and political situations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, offers a highly... (read more)

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Geisha: A Life
Geisha: A Life
by Mineko Iwasaki
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andlt;Bandgt;No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story -- until now.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; "Many say I was the best geisha of my generation," writes Mineko Iwasaki. "And yet, it... (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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India a Portrait an Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People
India a Portrait an Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People
by Patrick French
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A monumental biography of the subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul. Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the... (read more)

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Kerala: Of Gods & Men
Kerala: Of Gods & Men
by Laurent Aubert
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The extraordinary photographs of Johnathan Watts allow us to witness the richness of the Hindu rituals of Kerala and perfectly portray the diversity of peoples and customs in this colourful southern Indian state. The contrasts here are many: light and... (read more)

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Taliban: The Unknown Enemy
Taliban: The Unknown Enemy
by James Fergusson
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From a small group of religious students formed in 1994, the Taliban quickly grew into a national movement that occupied all of Afghanistan. Led by the mysterious Mullah Omar, the group established a theocracy based on strict observance of Sharia law... (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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Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
by Alice Albinia
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One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been worshipped as a god, used as a tool of imperial expansion, and today is the cement of Pakistan's... (read more)

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Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics
Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics
by Martin Ewans
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A fascinating chronicle of a nation's turbulent history and a must read for anyone interested in the historical evolution of one of today's most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism. Starting in seventh century AD, Martin Ewans shows... (read more)

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Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese Comfort Women
Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese Comfort Women
by Joshua D Pilzer
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In the wake of the Asia-Pacific War, Korean survivors of the "comfort women" system-those bound into sexual slavery for the Japanese military during the war-lived under great pressure not to speak about what had happened to them. Hearts of Pine brings us... (read more)

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The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
by Imtiaz Gul
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"To understand the mess we're getting into in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, there's no better book out there." -Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil The tribal region bordering Afghanistan, known as FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area),... (read more)

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Living in China
Living in China
by Reto Guntli
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Splendid and traditional homes in the Peoples Republic Dating back more than six thousand years, China is the worlds oldest civilization and most populous nation. With its remarkable history, rich culture, and diversity of ethnic groups, China is an... (read more)

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City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China. Jasper Becker
City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China. Jasper Becker
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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Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822
Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822
by Peter Robb
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Richard Blechynden was a surveyor, architect, and builder in early colonial Bengal. This volume and its companion (Sentiment and Self) use 80 volumes of his diaries and other archival material along with anecdotes, extracts, and stories to recreate... (read more)

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Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II
Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II
by Madhusree Mukerjee
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A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts... (read more)

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Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
by Rachel Dewoskin
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Determined to broaden her cultural horizons and live a "fiery" life, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a plane to Beijing to work for an American PR firm based in the busy capital. Before she knows it, she is not just exploring Chinese culture... (read more)

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The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient
The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient
by Sheridan Prasso
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Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious. Despite — and because of — centuries of East-West interaction, the stereotypes of Western... (read more)

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Discoveries: Tibet: An Enduring Civilization (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Tibet: An Enduring Civilization (Discoveries)
by Francoise Pommaret
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For centuries, Tibet has been known as an exotic land, and its people famed for their tolerance and great spirituality. This quiet, beautiful region has been occupied by the Chinese since 1949. Before the Chinese invaded, Tibet had been living peacefully... (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. In Midnights... (read more)

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