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Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II
By Random House
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ean: 9780399588754, isbn: 0399588752,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
From the Nobel Prize-winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia—in the vein of The Unwomanly Face of War and Secondhand Time For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.”  Bringing toget

The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It
By Hachette Books
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ean: 9780316535762, isbn: 0316535761,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
AN EXPLOSIVE , REVELATORY ASSESSMENT OF THE GREATEST BETRAYAL IN AMERICAN HISTORYWilliam Barr · Paul Manafort · Michael Cohen · Steve Bannon · Rudy Giuliani · Mitch McConnell · Roger Stone · George Papadopoulos · Jeff Sessions · And More!When former FBI Director Robert Mueller III was assigned to the Special Counsel investigation looking into the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, many Americans felt relieved. But when the report was delivered in April 2019, it

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
By Random House Audio
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ean: 9781984846723, isbn: 1984846728,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All  In 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia—including his iconic crystal-encrusted white glove—was sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. And in 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president an

Presidents of War
By Crown
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mpn: YES57976287, ean: 9780307409607, isbn: 9780307409607,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From a preeminent presidential historian comes a “monumental and profoundly important” (Ron Chernow) saga of America’s wartime chief executivesBILL GATES’S SUMMER READING LISTTen years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions tha

Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty
By Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
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ean: 9780674238770, isbn: 067423877X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after World War II inevitable? In this powerful reassessment of the postwar order in Europe, Norman Naimark suggests that Joseph Stalin was far more open to a settlement on the continent than we have thought. Through revealing case studies from Poland and Yugoslavia to Denmark and Albania, Naimark recasts

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations
By Knopf
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ean: 9780451493958, isbn: 0451493958,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
From the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness--one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers--a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. ''Arguably the world's greatest living travel writer'' (Outside). He draws on readings, reflections, and conversations with Japanese friends to illu

The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History
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ean: 9781465457691, isbn: 1465457690,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Honoring those who served in the war at home or abroad, the inside covers of this book feature images of submitted photographs of Vietnam veterans.Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam

Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green Beret
By Naval Institute Press
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ean: 9781591145745, isbn: 1591145740,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Uncommon Valor is a look into the formation and operation of an advanced Special Forces recon company during the Vietnam War. Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most covert U.S. military unit in its time and contained only volunteers from such elite units as the Army�s Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Force Air Commandos. SOG warriors operated in small teams, going behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, tasked with performing special r

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
By Princeton University Press
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mpn: 54472123, ean: 9780691191164, isbn: 0691191166,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
A sweeping exploration of animals in Japanese art and culture across sixteen centuriesFew countries have devoted as much artistic energy to the depiction of animal life as Japan. Drawing upon the country’s unique spiritual heritage, rich literary traditions, and currents in popular culture, Japanese artists have long expressed admiration for animals in sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and woodblock prints. Real and fantastic creatures are meticulously and beauti

Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
By Plum Brook
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ean: 9780999393819, isbn: 0999393812,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
WINNER - 2019 Rubery Book Award BOOK OF THE YEAR and 16 other literary awards... An Engaging and Extraordinary Multigenerational SagaA high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.When Mao comes to power, eighteen-

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
By Penguin Books
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mpn: 9780140243642, ean: 9780140243642, isbn: 014024364X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
On the brink of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, read the most vivid, moving, and comprehensive history of the events that changed the worldIt is history on an epic yet human scale. Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century. Distingui

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide China
By DK Eyewitness Travel
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ean: 9781465469106, isbn: 1465469109,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China reveals the magnificence of China's greatest sights, including in-depth coverage of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Soldiers. The guide provides expert tips for visiting the Great Wall, cruising through the stunning Yangzi Three Gorges, and exploring the ultra-modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features on everything from the Beijing Opera to Confucianism, calligraphy, and the cult of Mao. DK E

Post-War Borneo, 1945-1950
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138956544, isbn: 1138956546,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
This book examines Borneo, both British Borneo – Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo – and Dutch Borneo in the period 1945-1950. Borneo then was at the crossroads. Following the Japanese Occupation, the likely future status of the various Bornean territories was not at all clear, and the book discusses the various factions and powers, both local and international, who were contending for control in this period. It examines the effects of the Japanese surrender, the impact of the subsequent inte

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World
By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ean: 9780544617346, isbn: 0544617347,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as FDR’s fourth term Vice President for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of ene

Women, Work and Colonialism in the Netherlands and Java: Comparisons, Contrasts, and Connections, 1830-1940 (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)
By Palgrave Macmillan
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mpn: 54603211, ean: 9783030105273, isbn: 303010527X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
‘This book makes an important contribution to the history of household labour relations in two contrasting societies. It deserves a wide readership.’―Anne Booth, SOAS University of London, UK ‘By exploring how colonialism affected women’s work in the Dutch Empire this carefully researched book urges us to rethink the momentous implications of colonial exploitation on gender roles both in periphery and metropolis.’ ―Ulbe Bosma, the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands ‘

Japan and the War on Terror: Military Force and Political Pressure in the US-Japanese Alliance (Library of International Relations)
By I.B.Tauris
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mpn: 9781780763699, ean: 9781780763699, isbn: 1780763697,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
The role of the Far East is becoming increasingly important in global geopolitics. Japan's economic might and sphere of geographical influence, between China, North Korea and the US, means it has the potential to be a major ally in the war on terror. While Japan's constitution does not allow for militarism or acts of war, in the post 9/11 world the use of the Japanese nation's 'Self-Defence Force' has become increasingly normal – a result of the exploitation of legal loopholes and political do

War in the Modern World since 1815 (Warfare and History)
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415251396, isbn: 0415251397,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different socities and explores the various contexts of military action.

India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520325128, isbn: 0520325125,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Protected by vast mountains and seas, the Indian subcontinent might seem a nearly complete and self-contained world with its own religions, philosophies, and social systems. And yet this ancient land and its varied societies experienced prolonged and intense interaction with the peoples and cultures of East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and especially Central Asia and the Iranian plateau.   Richard M. Eaton tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality, as he traces the rise

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