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Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices
Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices
Written by Michael G. Walling
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782008293
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Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices
US Operations in Afghanistan
Written by Michael G. Walling


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $25.95

The war in Afghanistan has become one of the most complex, challenging operations in the history of the US military. Using first-hand accounts of the men and women who fought in Operation Enduring Freedom, this book presents an intensely personal history of the war in Afghanistan, revealing the determination, heroism, sacrifice, and...

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Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices
US Operations in Afghanistan
Written by Michael G. Walling


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $9.99

The war in Afghanistan has become one of the most complex, challenging operations in the history of the US military. Using first-hand accounts of the men and women who fought in Operation Enduring Freedom, this book presents an intensely personal history of the war in Afghanistan, revealing the determination, heroism, sacrifice, and...

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In Exile from the Land of Snows
In Exile from the Land of Snows
Written by John Avedon
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ISBN: 9780804173384
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In Exile from the Land of Snows
The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest
Written by John Avedon


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $9.99

Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from... Read more >
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In Exile from the Land of Snows
In Exile from the Land of Snows
Written by John Avedon
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ISBN: 9780804173377
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In Exile from the Land of Snows
The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest
Written by John Avedon


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $18.95

Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from... Read more >
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The Imperial Japanese Army
The Imperial Japanese Army
Written by Bill Yenne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782009320
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The Imperial Japanese Army
The Invincible Years 1941-42
Written by Bill Yenne


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $29.95

The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that... Read more >
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The Imperial Japanese Army
The Invincible Years 1941-42
Written by Bill Yenne


Format: eBook, 376 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $9.99

The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that... Read more >
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The Blood Telegram
The Blood Telegram
Written by Gary J. Bass
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307744623
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The Blood Telegram

Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $16.95

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award

Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs Book
Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Winner of the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature
Winner of the Society for Historians of American Foreign...

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A Fistful of Kung Fu - Hong Kong Movie Wargame Rules
A Fistful of Kung Fu - Hong Kong Movie Wargame Rules
Written by Andrea Sfiligoi, Illustrated by Fabien Lascombe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782006381
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A Fistful of Kung Fu - Hong Kong Movie Wargame Rules

Written by Andrea Sfiligoi
Illustrated by Fabien Lascombe


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $17.95

Recreate scenes from Hong Kong action cinema like Enter the Dragon, Kill Bill, Big Trouble in Little China, Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon, and Hard Boiled.

A Fistful of Kung Fu is set in a modern world walking a precarious line between the technological advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and... Read more >
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A Fistful of Kung Fu - Hong Kong Movie Wargame Rules

Written by Andrea Sfiligoi
Illustrated by Fabien Lascombe


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $14.95

Recreate scenes from Hong Kong action cinema like Enter the Dragon, Kill Bill, Big Trouble in Little China, Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon, and Hard Boiled.

A Fistful of Kung Fu is set in a modern world walking a precarious line between the technological advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and... Read more >
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China's Wars
China's Wars
Written by Philip Jowett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782004073
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China's Wars
Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949
Written by Philip Jowett


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $40.00

By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, China had become one of the great powers of the modern world. Economically, politically, and militarily, its power and international reach is only exceeded by the United States, the world's one remaining superpower.

Its military spending, though dwarfed by the United... Read more >
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China's Wars
Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949
Written by Philip Jowett


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99

By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, China had become one of the great powers of the modern world. Economically, politically, and militarily, its power and international reach is only exceeded by the United States, the world's one remaining superpower.

Its military spending, though dwarfed by the United... Read more >
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Canton Elegy
Canton Elegy
Written by Stephen Lee and Howard Webster
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781780285733
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Canton Elegy
A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival, and Enduring Love
Written by Stephen Lee and Howard Webster


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $21.95

Stephen Lee's grandchildren knew him as a humble grocer. Beneath his humble exterior, however, lay one of the most extraordinary stories of the twentieth century.
 
Lee was born in Canton, China in 1902. As a teenager he was sent to live with relatives in San Francisco. He attended college at Iowa...

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The Epic of Gesar of Ling
The Epic of Gesar of Ling
Translated by Robin Kornman, Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro, Foreword by Sakyong Mipham and Alak Zenkar Rinpoche
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590308424
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The Epic of Gesar of Ling
Gesar's Magical Birth, Early Years, and Coronation as King
Translated by Robin Kornman, Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro
Foreword by Sakyong Mipham and Alak Zenkar Rinpoche


Format: Hardcover, 680 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $120.00

The Gesar of Ling epic is the Tibetan equivalent of The Arabian Nights. For hundreds of years, versions of it have been known in oral and written form in Tibet, China, Central Asia, and across the eastern Silk Route. King Gesar, renowned throughout these areas, represents the ideal warrior. As a... Read more >
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The French Indochina War 1946-54

Written by Martin Windrow
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $13.95

The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to local authorities. The power vacuum caused by the Japanese surrender allowed the Viet Minh, a strong revolutionary organisation... Read more >
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Banaras
Banaras
Written by Diana L. Eck
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ISBN: 9780307832955
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Banaras
CITY OF LIGHT
Written by Diana L. Eck


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $17.99

The sacred city of Banāras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world—as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few... Read more >
Burma Victory: Imphal, Kohima and the Chindits - March 1944 to May 1945

Written by David Rooney


Format: eBook, 250 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

In the final years of World War II, the campaign against Japan stepped up in a series of bloody battles with each side having much to lose. While much of the history of the period focuses on the Pacific Campaign and the American island hopping, this book studies the ‘forgotten war&rsquo... Read more >
A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet's Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet's pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons, Translated by Donatella Rossi
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ISBN: 9781583946107
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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One
The Early Period
Written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Edited by Donatella Rossi and Nancy Simmons
Translated by Donatella Rossi


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $19.95

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet's Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet's pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom... Read more >
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India
India
Written by Diana L Eck
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ISBN: 9780385531924
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India
A Sacred Geography
Written by Diana L Eck


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

A spiritual history of the world's most religiously complex and diverse society, from one of Harvard's most respected scholars.

India: A Sacred Geography is the culmination of more than a decade's work from the renowned Harvard scholar Diana L. Eck. The book explores the sacred places of India, taking the reader on... Read more >
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Russia's War in Afghanistan

Written by David Isby
Illustrated by Ronald Volstad


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A comprehensive study of both sides in the Afghan war. Read more >
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Early Samurai AD 200-1500

Written by Anthony Bryant
Illustrated by Angus McBride


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

War played a central part in the history of Japan. Warring clans controlled much of the country. The wars were usually about land, the struggle for control of which eventually gave rise to perhaps the most formidable warriors of all time: the Samurai. Ancient Yayoi warriors developed weapons, armour and a... Read more >
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Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords... Read more >
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
Written by Stephen R. Platt
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ISBN: 9780307472212
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Written by Stephen R. Platt


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.95

Winner of the 2012 Cundill Prize in History

A gripping account of China’s nineteenth-century Taiping Rebellion, one of the largest civil wars in history. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom brims with unforgettable characters and vivid re-creations of massive and often gruesome battles—a sweeping yet intimate portrait of the conflict that shaped the... Read more >
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American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945

Written by Mark Berhow
Illustrated by Chris Taylor


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Philippines were declared an American Territory on January 4, 1899, and fortification construction soon began on the islands in the mouth of Manila Bay. Among the sites built were Fort Mills (Corregidor), Fort Frank, and the formidable "concrete battleship" of Fort Drum. The defenses suffered constant Japanese bombardment during World... Read more >
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Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Lee Ray and Chris Taylor


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

Field fortifications and tunnel systems are typically thought of as defensive and active protective measures, but the VC/NVA also employed them offensively. It was common for extensive field works to be constructed to support assaults and sieges on US fire-support bases and remote camps. Their tactics reflected attempts to counter the... Read more >
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