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The Voice of Asia
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The Voice of Asia

By Michener, James

U.S.A: Random House, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Hardcover Reprint in Very Good Condition. In the 1950s, James Michener went to Asia to find out from Asians in many countries what their country and their concerns were about, in hundreds of interviews with Asians from all walks of life. He begins his account with a section entitled 'The Coward'. This was himself, as he describes it, when he agreed not to publish a book he wrote in which a certain Lobeck appears, called Lobeck, the Asiatic, an American in the navy in World War II, on a South Pacific tropical island who became entranced with Asia and thought Japan and China would get together after the war and go to war with America. He greatly regretted not publishing the Lobeck story and sort of as a penance, he adopted Lobeck's monomania on Asia. In this book, he gives his account of his interviews in each country he visited and ends with a summary of what informed Americans should know about that country. A good historical look at these countries/regions: Japan, Korea, Formosa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Indo-China, Burma (Myanmar), india, and Pakistan, with a final chapter, America and Asia. Binding of navy cloth with red panel on spine, gilt titles and decoration. Clean, darker discolorations seen in the light, lower front corner scuffed, otherwise light wear to corners and spine head and heel. Endpapers illustration a map of Asia, Australia, and Islands between, in gold; red side panel with a "Bear in Mind" section about the life of Asian people in and before the mid-1900s. Upper edge of text block tinted red. Rough cut. Pages are clean and completely free from markings, no creases. 245 pages. 5.6 x 8.5 inches. Random House, New York, 1951.

$14.06

For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War
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For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War

By McClelland, Mac

U.S.A: Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint LLC, 2010. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. Clean and unmarked pictorial wrappers, no creases, no edgewear. Text block edges clean and white. Internals are in Fine Condition. Mac McClelland arrived as a volunteer in Thailand in 2006 and found herself living with a U.S.designated terrorist organization engaged in battling Burma's dictatorship. Her story exposes the world's longest-running war, seen from the view of those engaged in the struggle and the refugees who risk their lives documenting their government's secret ethnic-cleansing campaign. This is an intimate account of McClelland's time among Burmese rebels. 388 pages. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint LLC, USA 2010.

$4.62

The Ottomans
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The Ottomans

By Wheatcroft, Andrew

Middlesex, England and New York, New York, USA: Viking Press/Penguin Group, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Dust Jacket. Archival protective jacket cover. 45 Illustration Plates, b/w and color. The Ottomans --not Turkish, not Middle Eastern, not a shadow of the West; were they the legendary savages, sybarites? Andrew Wheatcroft explores the qualities that were uniquely Ottoman, those warriors from the steppes of Central Asia. And today, there is still a pervasive influence of Ottoman style, from the four hundred years of Ottoman culture. The book is bound in red and black boards with gilt outlined panel on spine w/gilt titles within. Red panel from and back have spotting, lower edges rubbed, spine heel compresses. Binding tight and solid. Internals very clean, no markings. Clean, bright jacket with illus of "Cairo Bazaar, 1856" by J.F.H.Lewis and on back: "Women and Children Entering a Bathhouse", by Camille Rogier; spine head chipped, spine heel wrinkled with a slit up the rear hinge half way up, protected and quite attractive in archival cover. . xxix + 322 pages including Notes on the Illustrations, Notes on the Text, Bibliography, and Index. 9.6 x 6.25 inches. 1994, Viking Press/Penguin Group, England and New York, New York, USA

$7.96

The Near East: A Modern History (The University of Michigan History of Modern World)
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The Near East: A Modern History (The University of Michigan History of Modern World)

By Yale, William

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA: The Univesity of Michigan Press, 1968. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing of this New Revised and Enlarged Edition, 1968. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Near Fine Condition. Archival protective jacket cover. Edited by Allan Nevins and Howard M. Ehrmann. 16 maps, diagrams. Attractively bound with gilt tooling on original grey cloth, silver titles; very clean and unmarked. A slight touch of wear to the lower corners. Square, tight, solid, heavy volume. Internals clean and free from any marks, no creasing. Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Aden, and Turkey--the story of their struggle for independence and modernization. The major emphasis is on the period from 1800 to the 1960s. x + 495 pages plus - xxii index. Page Notes and Suggest Readings. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. 1968, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

$31.45

Saudi Arabia: A Case Study in Development--Completely Revised and Updated Edition
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Saudi Arabia: A Case Study in Development--Completely Revised and Updated Edition

By Alfarsy, Fouad

London, UK: Kegan Paul International, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book and Jacket in Near Fine Condition. A major study of the political and administrative development of Saudi Arabia, first published 1982; revised in 1986.This copy second print of the revised edition, 1988. Dr. Fouad Al-Farsy shows that Saudi Arabia, the only nation to use the Holy Qu'ran as a State Constitution, is adjusting well to the 20th century while maintaining its Islamic identity. Binding of black full cloth with gilt titles; very clean and unmarked, with some corners very gently bumped; square, tight and solid. There is a black short line on the top edge of the text block and a blue highlight mark on the ffep. Internals clean and unmarked. Jacket is shelf-rubbed, pages lightly toned. 264 pages, with Appendix, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Kegan Paul International, London, UK 1988.

$7.96

Hostage of Beijing: The Abduction of the Panchen Lama
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Hostage of Beijing: The Abduction of the Panchen Lama

By Van Grasdorff, Gilles

United Kingdom; Boston, MA; Melbourne, Australia : Element Books Ltd, 1999. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Thus. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Short inscription on front endpaper, otherwise the book is as new. Very clean and unmarked, black cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Sewn binding is tight, solid and square with sharp corners. Internals as new. Clean and bright red jacket has trace edgewear, not price-clipped. Van Grasdorff offers illuminating insights into the recent history of Tibet and its ambiguous relationship with China and helps the reader to understand why the stability of the region and the future of the Tibetan people is inextricably linked with the future of the two young boys, one recognized by the present Dalai Lama as the next Panchen Lama, Tibet's second most important spiritual leader, and a boy from the same village taken by the Chinese and announced to be the Panchen Lama. 260 pages with Glossary, Bibliography and Index. 9.5 x 6.4 inches. Element Books Ltd, England, Boston, MA, Melbourne, Australia, 1999.

$5.92

Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy
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Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy

By Gerges, Fawaz A

USA: Harcourt, Inc, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Hardback Type: Ex-Library First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Clean, tight, solid book. Only markings are usual library tags, stamps, no pocket or card. Pages clean and free from any markings. Page blocke edges clean, no stamps, no spotting. The author discusses jihadists and the fact that most jihadists are struggling, often under enormous pressures, to accomodate themselves to gradual social and political change in the Arab world. This books maps the direction jihadism will take in the years ahead by showing where, and with whom, it all started. 312 pages with Notes, Bibliography and index. Harcourt Publishing, Orlando, Florida, 2006. .

$6.84

The Far East: A Modern History
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The Far East: A Modern History

By Peffer,Nathaniel

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA: The University of Michigan Press, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back The University of Michigan History of the Modern World Series. New Edition. Revised and Enlarged by Claude A. Buss. The author explores the history of the decline of the world's oldest civilization, the rise of Communist China and of a modern Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam. Excellent reference source for history of the Far East.. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Grey cloth, gilt tooled design with silver titles. Very clean and unmarked with tight binding. Slight rubbing of corners. Solid, heavy volume, tight and square sewn binding. Internals clean and free from any marks or tears. Includes Suggested Reading List for each chapter. xii + 559 pages with Index. 9.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 1968, The University of Michigan Press, Michigan, USA

$8.32