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The Rape Of Nanking

The Rape Of Nanking

by Iris Chang

In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written what will surely be the definitive history of this horrifying episode. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: of the... Read more
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

by Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, better known in the West as The Little Red Book, was published by the Government of the People's Republic of China from April 1964 until approximately 1976. As its title implies, it is a collection of quotations excerpted from Mao Zedong's past speeches and publications. The book's alternative title The Little Red Book was coined by the West for its pocket-sized edition, which was specifically printed and sold to facilitate easy carrying.
Peter the Great

Peter the Great

by Robert K Massie

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War... Read more
Embracing Defeat

Embracing Defeat

by John W Dower

Drawing on a vast range of sources, from manga comics to MacArthur's report to Congress, this monumental new work by America's foremost historian of modern Japan traces the impact of defeat and reconstruction on every aspect of Japan's national life. Alongside the familiar story of economic resurgence, Dower examines how the nation as a whole reacted to the contradictory experiences of humiliation at the hands of a foreign power and liberation from the demands of a suicidal nationalism. The result is a... Read more
Our Oriental Heritage

Our Oriental Heritage

by Will Durant

From [the Wikipedia page for *The Story of Civilization*][1]:
The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an eleven-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. The volumes sold well for many years, and sets of them were frequently offered by book clubs.

The series was written over a span of more than four decades, and totals four million words across nearly 10,000 pages, but is incomplete. In the first volume (Our Oriental Heritage, which covers the... Read more
Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

by Robert K Massie

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of... Read more
The Romanovs

The Romanovs

by Robert K Massie

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War... Read more
The Coldest Winter

The Coldest Winter

by David Halberstam

Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-702) and index.

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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

by John Toland

John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.
The Sword and The Shield

The Sword and The Shield

by Christopher; Mitrokhin, Vasili Andrew

The Bible As History

The Bible As History

by Werner Keller

Russia At War 1941-1945

Russia At War 1941-1945

by Alexander Werth

The Search For Modern China

The Search For Modern China

by Jonathan D Spence

Magic & Mystery In Tibet

Magic & Mystery In Tibet

by Alexandra David Neel

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Twenty Letters To a Friend

by Svetlana Alliluyeva

Asian History Books & Ephemera

Mao

Mao

by Chang, Jung; Halliday, Jon

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen and then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician before becoming an English-language student and, later, an assistant lecturer at Sichuan University. She left China for Britain in 1978 and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by York University, where she obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1982, the first person from the People’s... Read more
The Shadow Of the Winter Palace

The Shadow Of the Winter Palace

by Crankshaw, Edward

 
The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution, 1825-1917

Crankshaw examines 19th-century Russia, between the failed Decembrist conspiracy in 1825 up until it's WWI collapse - a tempestuous time in the political world, but one that was also a Golden Age of intellectual and artistic achievement.
Stalin

Stalin

by Montefiore, Simon Sebag

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian of Russia. Potemkin: Catherine the Great's Imperial Partner was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper and Marsh Biography prizes in Britain. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar was awarded the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Costa Biography Prize (UK) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). His books are world bestsellers, published now in... Read more
Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

by Bix, Herbert P

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine... Read more
Genghis Khan and The Making Of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and The Making Of the Modern World

by Weatherford, Jack

The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western... Read more
Russia Under the Old Regime

Russia Under the Old Regime

by Pipes, Richard

A History Of Russia

A History Of Russia

by Vernadsky, George

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

by Moorehead, Alan

God\'s Chinese Son

God's Chinese Son

by Spence, Jonathan D

Icon and The Axe

Icon and The Axe

by Billington, James H

The I Ching or Book Of Changes

The I Ching or Book Of Changes

by Wilhelm, Richard

Soong Dynasty

Soong Dynasty

by Seagrave, Sterling