For sheer noirish decadence, few cities around the globe have rivaled Shanghai between the two world wars and for a short time after.
Revolution and terror usually go hand in hand. Revolutionists seek to make a new world and frequently resort to terror and murder to eradicate the remnants of the old world.
In 1947 in the journal Foreign Affairs, George F.
Nick Brokhausen spent the 1960s and early 1970s on the sharpest edge of the spear. Back in those days, the Minnesota native was a member of the U.S. Special Forces.
The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.
“This impressive book is an outstanding companion volume that covers the war from many perspectives . . .”
“essential primer for anyone seeking to understand the complicated brew of history, politics, and prejudices that make this area of the globe one of the most likely flashpoints of the 21st
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 . . .”
“The tale of the British in India holds keys to the universal story of colonization.
Former Ambassador and U.S. Special Envoy on Afghanistan Peter Tomsen’s first book has much to commend it.
With a little background from his Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson continues his unbelievable saga of his quest to build schools in “the last best place.” He insists on working in areas o