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Cambodia's Curse (12 Edition)
Cambodia's Curse (12 Edition)
by Brinkley Joel
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A generation after the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows every sign of having overcome its history--the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But under this faand#231;ade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror. Joel... (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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Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 (Princeton Paperbacks)
Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 (Princeton Paperbacks)
by Yuen Foong Khong
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From World War I to Operation Desert Storm, American policymakers have repeatedly invoked the "lessons of history" as they contemplated taking their nation to war. Do these historical analogies actually shape policy, or are they primarily tools of... (read more)

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The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale Agrarian Studies)
The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale Agrarian Studies)
by James C. Scott
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For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the organized state societies that surround themand#8212;slavery... (read more)

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Hoover Essays #6: Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
Hoover Essays #6: Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
by James B. Stockdale
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When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal... (read more)

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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
by Fredrik Logevall
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The struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century. Fought over a period of three decades, the conflict drew in all the world’s powers and saw two of them — first France, then the United States &mdash... (read more)

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to... (read more)

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Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 (3RD 08 Edition)
Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 (3RD 08 Edition)
by Ben Kiernan
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The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book--the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime... (read more)

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Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History
Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History
by Wallace Terry
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No Shining Armor (92 Edition)
No Shining Armor (92 Edition)
by Otto J. Lehrack
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"No more Vietnams!" A quarter century after the war in Vietnam, that battle cry brought a flag-waving nation to its feet and ignited the superpatriotism of the Gulf War era. But hard as we tried—with yellow ribbons and "We Support Our Troops... (read more)

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The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation
The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation
by Rena Pederson
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Aung San Suu Kyi--Burma's "woman of destiny" and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today--comes alive through this brilliant rendering of Burma's tumultuous... (read more)

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The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
by Denise Chong
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The world will never forget the 1972 Pulitizer Prize-winning photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, running naked in terror after a napalm strike in Vietnam. Denise Chong now presents the timely and sensitive story of the "napalm girl" as she struggles to... (read more)

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Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building
Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building
by Evan Gottesman
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This fascinating book tells of the events and personalities that shaped Cambodian history during the turbulent period following the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 and explains how the legacy of this period continues to influence events in... (read more)

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The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
by Paul M. Handley
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Thailands Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the worlds longest-serving monarch. The King Never Smiles, the first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, tells... (read more)

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Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by David I. Steinberg
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No country in Asia in recent years has undergone so massive a political shift in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, a country where Nobel... (read more)

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Uncensored War : the Media and Vietnam (89 Edition)
Uncensored War : the Media and Vietnam (89 Edition)
by Daniel C. Hallin
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Daniel C. Hallin is Professor of Communication at the University fo California, Los Angeles.... (read more)

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A bright shining lie :John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A bright shining lie :John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
by Neil Sheenan
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Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam. From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Give Peace a Chance: Exploring the Vietnam Antiwar Movement: Essays from the Charles DeBenedetti Memorial Conference (Peace and Conflict Resolution)
Give Peace a Chance: Exploring the Vietnam Antiwar Movement: Essays from the Charles DeBenedetti Memorial Conference (Peace and Conflict Resolution)
by Melvin Small
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Written by veterans of the Vietnam War and participants in the organized opposition to it, this book examines how the activities of America's most important antiwar movement affected the lives of its citizens and its government.... (read more)

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Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society
Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society
by Walter L. Williams
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Java is the most populous island of Indonesia, the fifth largest nation in the world. Yet despite its importance, outsiders know little about the country or its people. With the help of Indonesian students and scholars, Walter L. Williams has collected... (read more)

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The Malay Archipelago (Periplus Classics)
The Malay Archipelago (Periplus Classics)
by Alfred Russel Wallace
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andlt;bandgt;This is one the first and most important books about 18th century Malaysia and covers a wide array of topics from Malaysian culture and history to nature and wildlife. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Malaysia.andlt;/bandgt... (read more)

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