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The Enemy Within
Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4600-1 (0-7710-4600-6)

A controversial look at the headline-making story of the last Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the larger implications to national security, justice, and international relations.

Omar Khadr is the last Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held at the American naval base since October 2002... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Embers of War
The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Written by Fredrik Logevall


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75647-4 (0-375-75647-7)

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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In Spite of the Gods
The Rise of Modern India
Written by Edward Luce


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7977-3 (1-4000-7977-2)

As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social and economic issues.

Here, noted journalist and former Financial Times South... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Karma Cola
Marketing the Mystic East
Written by Gita Mehta


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75433-6 (0-679-75433-4)

Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. Karma Cola describes in merciless detail what happens when the traditions of an ancient and... Read more >
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Red Azalea

Written by Anchee Min


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9698-5 (1-4000-9698-7)

Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Polite Lies
On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
Written by Kyoko Mori


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 6, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00428-9 (0-449-00428-7)

In this powerful and exquisitely crafted book, notable author Kyoko Mori delves into her dual heritage with a rare honesty that is both graceful and stirring. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to... Read more >

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Hong Kong

Written by Jan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77648-2 (0-679-77648-6)

Celebrating the past and future of a city that stands at the crossroads of two worlds, Morris combines firsthand reporting with incisive research, and takes students from Hong Kong's clamorous back alleys to the crowded floor of the stock exchange, along the way offering an informed glimpse into its future.  Morris's story... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
Also available as a package, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Cleanest Race
How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
Written by B.R. Myers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-34-9 (1-935554-34-4)

Understanding North Korea through its propaganda

What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?

Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into... Read more >
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India: A Million Mutinies Now

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73973-5 (0-307-73973-2)

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 and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many... Read more >

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India
A Wounded Civilization
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3075-0 (1-4000-3075-7)

In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi’s “Emergency,” V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in... Read more >
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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-431-2 (1-60980-431-7)

With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that Western capitalism had finally triumphed over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: we are now witnessing capitalism’s decline and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.” Maonomics charts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Elimination
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge confronts his past and the commandant of the killing fields
Written by Rithy Panh and Christophe Bataille
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-558-7 (1-59051-558-7)

From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor’s autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.

Rithy Panh was only thirteen years old when the Khmer Rouge expelled his family from Phnom Penh in 1975. In the months and years that followed, his entire... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity
Written by Vijay Prashad


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 18, 2002
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5011-8 (0-8070-5011-3)

Selected as One of the Village Voice’s Favorite 25 Books of 2001

In this landmark work, historian Vijay Prashad refuses to engage the typical racial discussion that matches people of color against each other while institutionalizing the primacy of the white majority. Instead he examines more than five centuries of remarkable historical... Read more >

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The Poorer Nations
A Possible History of the Global South
Written by Vijay Prashad


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-158-9 (1-78168-158-9)

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and traced the rise and fall of the Non-Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story where he left off.

Since the ’70s, the countries of the Global South have struggled to build political movements... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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To Uphold the World
A Call for a New Global Ethic from Ancient India
Written by Bruce Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0613-9 (0-8070-0613-0)

In 1991, Bruce Rich traveled to Orissa and gazed upon the rock edicts erected by the Indian emperor Ashoka over 2,200 years ago. Intrigued by the stone inscriptions that declared religious tolerance, conservation, nonviolence, species protection, and human rights, Rich was drawn into Ashoka’s world. Ashoka was a powerful conqueror who... Read more >
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Fast Boat to China
High-Tech Outsourcing and the Consequences of Free Trade: Lessons from Shanghai
Written by Andrew Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9554-4 (1-4000-9554-9)

Most Americans today are aware that jobs are being outsourced to China, India, and other nations at an alarming rate. From factory jobs to white-collar, high-tech positions, the exporting of labor is one of the most controversial issues in America.

Yet few people know much about the other end — about the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Orientalism

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1979
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-74067-6 (0-394-74067-X)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Updated with a new Afterword in 1994. In this acclaimed and now-classic work, Said examines the way in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East. Orientalism is a subtle and far-reaching critique of the attitudes that the West has traditionally assumed... Read more >

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The China Reader
The Reform Era
Edited by Orville Schell and David Shambaugh


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76387-1 (0-679-76387-2)

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country’s 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Discos and Democracy
China in the Throes of Reform
Written by Orville Schell


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 22, 1989
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26187-6 (0-385-26187-X)

In this arresting chronicle of one tumultuous year in China's love-hate relationship with the West, Orville Schell brings us a revealing analysis of the Chinese reform movement. Read more >
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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64347-0 (0-679-64347-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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From Heaven Lake
Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
Written by Vikram Seth


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1987
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75218-1 (0-394-75218-X)

After two years as a postgraduate student at Nanjing University, Seth hitch-hiked back to his home in New Delhi, via Tibet.  From Heaven Lake is the story of his remarkable journey. Read more >

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India Divided
Diversity and Democracy Under Attack
Written by Vandana Shiva


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-540-0 (1-58322-540-4)

In India Divided, environmental, human rights, and antiglobalization activist Vandana Shiva chronicles the internal battles of a nation that is both the world’s largest democracy and a leading nuclear power. Shiva describes a society where traditional cultures collide with the new economy of globalization, and charts the course of India’s war... Read more >
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The Long March
The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth
Written by Sun Shuyun


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27831-9 (0-307-27831-X)

In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.

In 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by Chiang Kai-shek and... Read more >
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