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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 25 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
    The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - by Peter Frankopan

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408839997 | ISBN 10: 1408839997

    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...   For centuries, fame and fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One
    Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land - by Sven Lindqvist

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847085214 | ISBN 10: 1847085210

    In Terra Nullius, Sven Lindqvist travels 7,000 miles through Australia, lyrically describing its landscape, flora and fauna, while telling the history of the country, and revealing the shocking treatment of the Aboriginal peoples.�Lindqvist's title ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan
    Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War - by Carole McGranahan

    £20.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780822347712 | ISBN 10: 0822347717

    In the 1950s, thousands of ordinary Tibetans rose up to defend their country and religion against Chinese troops. Their citizen army fought through 1974 with covert support from the Tibetan exile government and the governments of India, Nepal, and th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom From Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi
    Freedom From Fear - by Aung San Suu Kyi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141039497 | ISBN 10: 0141039493

    Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. In 1995 she was freed from six years' house arrest in Ragoon, where she was held as a prisoner of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
    Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan - by Ian Buruma

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843549604 | ISBN 10: 1843549603

    In Wages of Guilt, Ian Buruma explores the duplicity of feeling towards World War II amongst the people of two very different participant countries: Germany and Japan. In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Country to Red China: One Girl
    Black Country to Red China: One Girl's Story from War-torn England to Revolutionary China - by Esther Cheo Ying

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099536031 | ISBN 10: 009953603x

    Born in pre-Revolutionary China and brought up in the Midlands, Esther Cheo Ying returned to China in 1949 after a traumatic childhood, convinced that there she would find the happiness and sense of belonging she longed for. Caught up in the turmoil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hiroshima by John Hersey
    Hiroshima - by John Hersey

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141041865 | ISBN 10: 0141041862

    When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history.   Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brought the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia
    Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River - by Alice Albinia

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780719560057 | ISBN 10: 0719560055

    One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion; today it ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battle for China
    The Battle for China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution - by Mobo Gao

    £24.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780745327808 | ISBN 10: 074532780x

    Mao and his policies have long been demonsised in the West, with the Cultural Revolution considered a fundamental violation of human rights. As China embraces capitalism, the Mao era is also being surgically denigrated by the Chinese political and in ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra by James McConnachie
    The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra - by James McConnachie

    £20.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781843543749 | ISBN 10: 1843543745

    The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. The Book of Love is a unique portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking men - and wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long March by Sun Shuyun
    The Long March - by Sun Shuyun

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007194803 | ISBN 10: 0007194803

    Every nation has its founding myth, and for modern China it is the Long March.  In 1934, the fledgling Communist Party and its 200,000 strong armies were forced out of their bases by Chiang Kaishek and his National troops. Walking more than 1 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
    Mao: The Unknown Story - by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099507376 | ISBN 10: 0099507374

    Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh: Down with Colonialism! by Walden Bello
    Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh: Down with Colonialism! - by Walden Bello

    £17.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844671779 | ISBN 10: 1844671771

    Ho Chi Minh (18901969) was the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought successfully against Japanese, Fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia by Tom Keneally
    The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia - by Tom Keneally

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099483748 | ISBN 10: 0099483742

    In late-18th-century Britain, people were hanged for petty offences, yet crime was rife. The gaols were bursting and over-flow prisoners were kept in notorious 'hulks': rotting old ships moored offshore. Out of this situation was born the 'solution' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker
    Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima - by Stephen Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719566264 | ISBN 10: 0719566266

    6 August 1945, 9.15 a.m. Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies. Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire. The destruction is immediate and catast ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot
    The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag - by Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781843544999 | ISBN 10: 1843544997

    Kang Chol-hwan is the first person to escape successfully from the gulags of North Korea and tell the story of his imprisonment. In collaboration with Pierre Rigoulot, Kang exposes the appalling truth about life in the camp: the forced labour, the pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of Nepal by John Whelpton
    A History of Nepal - by John Whelpton

    £24.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780521804707 | ISBN 10: 0521804701

    Nepal emerged as a unified state over two hundred years ago, centred on the Kathmandu Valley with its two thousand years of urban civilisation. While John Whelpton's history focuses on the period since the overthrow of the Rana family autocracy in 19 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aboriginal Australians: First Nations of an Ancient Continent by Stephen Muecke and Adam Shoemaker
    Aboriginal Australians: First Nations of an Ancient Continent - by Stephen Muecke and Adam Shoemaker

    £7.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780500301142 | ISBN 10: 050030114x

    Here is a lively, vibrantly illustrated social and cultural history of the Aboriginal Australians, from their origins to the present day. The book explores the spiritual beliefs and Dreamings of the Indigenous people, their complex social structures ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Kingdom Under Siege: Nepal
    A Kingdom Under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 to 2004 - by Deepak Thapa with Bandita Sijapati

    £32.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781842775714 | ISBN 10: 1842775715

    Nepal's Maoist insurgency began on 13 February 1996 when members of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) carried out simultaneous raids on government offices, police posts and private businesses. The often-violent campaign that followed embroiled th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal Disaster 20 years on by Amnesty International
    Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal Disaster 20 years on - by Amnesty International

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780862103644 | ISBN 10: 0862103649

    More than 7,000 people died within a matter of days when toxic gases leaked from a chemical plant in Bhopal, India in December 1984. Since then, exposure to the toxins has resulted in the deaths of a further 15,000 people as well as chronic and debil ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies
    1421: The Year China Discovered the World - by Gavin Menzies

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780553815221 | ISBN 10: 0553815229

    In 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their orders were 'to proceed all the way to the end of the ear ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran
    The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices - by Xinran

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780099440789 | ISBN 10: 0099440784

    For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous throughout the country for its unflinchi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rants, Raves & Thoughts of Mao Zedong by Julian Smith
    The Rants, Raves & Thoughts of Mao Zedong - by Julian Smith

    £6.95   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781929377213 | ISBN 10: 1929377215

    The Rants, Raves & Thoughts of Mao Zedong lets you step inside the head of China's infamous leader.  From his views of communism, the U.S., women, the people, capitalism and Henry Kissinger, The Rants, Raves & Thoughts of Mao Zedong will fascina ... more

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  • Cover image of book Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam by Karen Gottschang Turner with Phan Thanh Hao
    Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam - by Karen Gottschang Turner with Phan Thanh Hao

    £12.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780471327233 | ISBN 10: 0471327239

    A searing chronicle of wartime experiences, Even the Women must Fight probes the cultural legacy of North Vietnam's American War. Unflinching in its portrayal of hardship, valor, and personal sacrifice, this wrenching account is nothing short of a re ... more

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