One of the pleasant interludes in the Cold War was the ecstatic reception that Van Cliburn received at Moscow’s first-ever Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958.
“this book is an excellent introduction to the complex issues of East Asia and the potential for conflict in this critical region of the world . . .”
Brook Allen’s fascinating and succinct book is an easily understood recent history of Pakistan as well as a biography of one of its most famous leaders.
“Gold Rush in the Jungle is a book of opposites, discovery vs. extinction, economic development vs. environmental devastation . . .”
“. . . part geographical mystery tour . . . invention and innovation history . . .”