SAS: Secret War in South East Asia by Peter Dickens

SAS: Secret War in South East Asia by Peter Dickens
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Overview: From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaysia free from domination by Soekarno’s Indonesia and by Chinese Communists. At the forefront of this campaign were the men of the Special Air Service – the SAS – an elite branch of the British military whose essence is secrecy and whose tools are boldness, initiative, surprise, and high skill.

Working in four-man patrols, the SAS teams first made friends with the head-hunting border tribes and even trained some of them as an irregular military force. As the conflict continued, SAS teams went beyond the borders into Indonesia, where they tracked down enemy camps, fired on supply convoys, staged ambushes, and attacked enemy soldiers in their riverboats.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Coffee Certification In East Africa: Impact On …

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The Far East

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China’s Rise And Regional Integration In East …

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Jerash: Frontier City of the Roman East by Rami Khouri

Jerash: Frontier City of the Roman East by Rami Khouri
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Overview: One of the exciting things about jerash today, as it was during the city’s days of glory nearly two mil lennia ago, is the blend of eastern and western cultures that is accommodated within its city walls. While jerash welcomes tens of thousands of foreign vis itors every year, it is also a major attraction for Jordanian families and schoolchildren who come regularly to enjoy an outing among the majestic ruins. Part icularly on Fridays, the site is full of jordanian and foreign visitors who come to indu! ge in the timeless pleasures of an ancient ci ty – strolling through the streets or along the wide sidewalks, sitting in the theatres, climbing staircases, visiting churches, mosgues, baths, tombs or houses, sipping a cool soft drink, enjoying a meal, or simply sitting in the shade of a 2nd-century AD Corinthian column and taking in the marvels of a city that has come back to life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Society and Culture in Modern Middle East by Andrew J. Newman

Society and Culture in the Early Modern Middle East: Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period (Islamic History and Civilization) by Newman
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Overview: The volume comprises a collection of 20 of the 43 papers presented at the Third International Round Table on Safavid Persia, held at the University of Edinburgh in August, 1998 and edited by the Round Table’s organiser. The Third Round Table, the largest of the series to date, continued the emphasis of its predecessors on understanding and appreciating the legacy of the Safavid period by means of exchanges between both established and ‘newer’ scholars drawn from a variety of fields to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information, and methodologies across a broad range of academic disciplines between scholars from diverse disciplines and research backgrounds with a common interest in the history and culture of this period of Iran’s history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Letters From The East: Crusaders, Pilgrims And …

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Germany’s Covert War In The Middle East: …

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The Great East Asian War by JaHyun Kim Haboush

The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation by JaHyun Kim Haboush
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Overview: The Imjin War (1592-1598) was a grueling conflict that wreaked havoc on the towns and villages of the Korean Peninsula. The involvement of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean forces, not to mention the regional scope of the war, was the largest the world had seen, and the memory dominated East Asian memory until World War II. Despite massive regional realignments, Korea’s Chosôn Dynasty endured, but within its polity a new, national discourse began to emerge. Meant to inspire civilians to rise up against the Japanese army, this potent rhetoric conjured a unified Korea and intensified after the Manchu invasions of 1627 and 1636.

By documenting this phenomenon, JaHyun Kim Haboush offers a compelling counternarrative to Western historiography, which ties Korea’s idea of nation to the imported ideologies of modern colonialism. She instead elevates the formative role of the conflicts that defined the second half of the Chosôn Dynasty, which had transfigured the geopolitics of East Asia and introduced a national narrative key to Korea’s survival. Re-creating the cultural and political passions that bound Chosôn society together during this period, Haboush reclaims the root story of solidarity that helped Korea thrive well into the modern era.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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East of Croydon by Sue Perkins (.M4B)

East of Croydon by Sue Perkins
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Overview: A few years ago I was asked if I’d like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.
Up until that point, the farthest east I’d been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.
Here’s the thing, I am scared of flying.I have zero practical skills.I can’t survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket.For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety.I bolt when panicked.I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress.I have no ability to learn languages.I am a terrible hypochondriac.And I am no good with boats.
So I said yes.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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East of Croydon [Audiobook]

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Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by John Glynn

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by John Glynn
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Overview: A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house-a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.

They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house’s octagonal roof resembled a bee’s nest. It was dubbed The Hive.

In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn’t understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark.OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John’s own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond.

Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt’s The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang’s The Lonely City, OUT EAST is a keenly wrought story of love and transformation, longing and escape in our own contemporary moment.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The East Asian Computer Chip War

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