13 Dec 2019

Category: Asia

Russia in History
Asia

Russia in History 

This volume is a short history of Russia. It focuses on the political developments and personalities of the country. Basic factors considered are shapers of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, doctrines, and social groups – peasants, intellectuals, and ethnic minorities. Attention is paid to…

The Gunzburgs: A Family Biography
Asia

The Gunzburgs: A Family Biography 

In 1857 the Gunzburgs arrived in Paris from Russia with their large family, a retinue of business staff and extensive domestic help: personal assistants, secretaries, tutors, wet-nurses and nannies, coachmen, ladies’ companions, valets and maids, and even a kosher cook. For the Gunzburgs were practising…

Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
Asia

Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man’s Attempt to Understand the World’s Most Mystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid 

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained. Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his…

India: A Million Mutinies Now
Asia

India: A Million Mutinies Now 

A New York Times Notable Book Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his journeys through his ancestral homeland, with a new preface by the author. Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his…

What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa
Asia

What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa 

“A riveting account of one of history’s greatest blunders.”—William L. O’Neill, The New Leader This extensively researched book illuminates many of the enigmas that have surrounded the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, offering keen insights into Stalin’s thinking and the reasons for his catastrophic…

Nikita Khrushchev
Asia

Nikita Khrushchev 

What was known about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during his career was strictly limited by the secretive Soviet government. Little more information was available after he was ousted and became a “non-person” in the ussr in 1964. This pathbreaking book draws for the first time…

Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan
Asia

Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan 

Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur’s tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of…