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The Travels of Marco Polo
The Travels of Marco Polo
Written by Marco Polo, Edited by Manuel Komroff, Translated by William Marsden, Introduction by Jason Goodwin
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ISBN: 9780307824127
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Written by Marco Polo
Edited by Manuel Komroff
Translated by William Marsden
Introduction by Jason Goodwin


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $9.99

Marco Polo’s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India... Read more >
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Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas
Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan
Written by Peter Harrison
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Buddhism has been influential in the mountain kingdoms of the Himalayas since the 7th century AD, most notably in the kingdom of Tibet where it permeated all aspects and levels of society until the 20th century. From the 9th-century AD onwards, the secular rulers of Tibet sought to extend their influence... Read more >
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Siege Weapons of the Far East (1)
AD 612-1300
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

The prevalence of particular fortress types in medieval China, Mongolia, Japan and Korea demanded the evolution of different modes of siege warfare in each country. The wealthy walled towns of China, the mountain fortresses of Korea and the military outposts of Japan each presented different challenges to besieging forces, and this... Read more >
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Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)
AD 960-1644
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies made increasing use of exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. Some of these weapons were very similar to those used in Europe - for example, the heavy siege cannon used in the siege of P'yongyang during the... Read more >
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)
Japan and Korea AD 612-1639
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a... Read more >
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)
China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han... Read more >
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Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC
From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest
Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conquest by the Persians provided a casus belli for... Read more >
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Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC

Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittites to transform themselves into a Bronze Age super-power defeating the Egyptians... Read more >
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The Siege of Shangri-La
The Siege of Shangri-La
Written by Michael McRae
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ISBN: 9780767913928
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The Siege of Shangri-La
The Quest for Tibet's Sacred Hidden Paradise
Written by Michael McRae


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

The story of the quest for a real-life Shangri-La in the darkest heart of the Himalayas– a century-long obsession to reach the sacred hidden center of one of the world's last uncharted realms.

At the far eastern end of the Himalayas in Tibet lies the Tsangpo River Gorge, known as “the great... Read more >
The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
Written by Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Howard Gerrard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849086097
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The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42

Written by Clayton Chun
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $21.95

The Philippine Islands were one of two major US bases in the Pacific, the other being Pearl Harbor. The Japanese considered the capture of the Philippines crucial for its efforts to control resource-laden Southeast Asia. As opposed to its attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese intention was to invade and occupy... Read more >
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India
India
Written by Diana L Eck
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385531917
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India
A Sacred Geography
Written by Diana L Eck


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $11.99

In India: A Sacred Geography, renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sacred pilgrimages that India’s very sense of nation has emerged.
 
No matter where one goes... 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: 9780307957597
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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: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $12.99

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 fate of modern China.
 
The story... Read more >
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Pirate of the Far East
811-1639
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 125 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639. For many centuries, international relations between Medieval Japan, Korea and China were carried out by means of the 'inseparable trinity' of war, trade and piracy. Much has been written about the first two means of interaction. The third element... Read more >
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The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their... Read more >
Grand Centaur Station
Grand Centaur Station
Written by Larry Frolick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995175
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Grand Centaur Station
Unruly Living With the New Nomads of Central Asia
Written by Larry Frolick


Format: eBook0
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $14.99

With the grim determination of an unrepentant rocker, Larry Frolick sets off on a 12,000-mile trek across Central Asia, brooding over the fate of its lost civilizations. From Kiev, Crimean Tartary, and Moscow, through the nomadic homelands of Uzbekistan, Kyrgizstan, Tien-Shan, and finally into distant Mongolia and Siberia, he explores a... Read more >
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Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49
Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49
Written by Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Tony Bryan
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ISBN: 9781849084086
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Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95

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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Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas
Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas
Written by Peter Harrison, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781849083966
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Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas
Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan
Written by Peter Harrison
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $18.95

Buddhism has been influential in the mountain kingdoms of the Himalayas since the 7th century AD, most notably in the kingdom of Tibet where it permeated all aspects and levels of society until the 20th century. From the 9th-century AD onwards, the secular rulers of Tibet sought to extend their influence... Read more >
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Tea of Ulaanbaatar
Tea of Ulaanbaatar
Written by Christopher R. Howard
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ISBN: 9781609800864
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Tea of Ulaanbaatar

Written by Christopher R. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95

National Magazine Award finalist Christopher Howard's debut novel, Tea of Ulaanbaatar, tells the story of disaffected Peace Corps volunteer Warren, who flees life in late-capitalist America to find himself stationed in the post-Soviet industrial hell of urban Mongolia. As the American presence crumbles, Warren seeks escape in tsus, the mysterious "blood... Read more >
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Written by Jan Morris
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ISBN: 9780307781062
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Hong Kong

Written by Jan Morris


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $13.99

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. World-renowned... Read more >
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
Written by Jack Weatherford
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ISBN: 9780307407160
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this... Read more >
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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor
In the Realm of a Dying Emperor
Written by Norma Field
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ISBN: 9780307761002
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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor

Written by Norma Field


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent accomplishment. To do otherwise would have exposed them to terrorism from the vigilant right... Read more >
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Tea of Ulaanbaatar

Written by Christopher R. Howard


Format: eBook0
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

National Magazine Award finalist Christopher Howard's debut novel, Tea of Ulaanbaatar, tells the story of disaffected Peace Corps volunteer Warren, who flees life in late-capitalist America to find himself stationed in the post-Soviet industrial hell of urban Mongolia. As the American presence crumbles, Warren seeks escape in tsus, the mysterious "blood... Read more >
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Somebody Else's Century
Somebody Else's Century
Written by Patrick Smith
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ISBN: 9780307379320
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Somebody Else's Century
East and West in a Post-Western World
Written by Patrick Smith


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $21.99

From one of our foremost experts on Asia and its history comes this brilliant dissection of the relationship between East and West.
 
In three succinct essays, Patrick Smith investigates the East’s endeavor to adopt Western technology and all that we consider modern. He underscores a crucial distinction between modernization (the simple... Read more >
Deep Mountain
Deep Mountain
Written by Ece Temelkuran
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844674237
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Deep Mountain

Written by Ece Temelkuran


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: June 14, 2010
Price: $26.95

From the Armenian communities of Venice Beach and Paris, to Turkey and Armenia, Deep Mountain is a nuanced and moving exploration of the living history and continuing denial of the Armenian genocide. Encountering writers, thinkers and activists from across the Turkish-Armenian divide, Ece Temelkuran weaves together an absorbing account of the... Read more >
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
Written by Jack Weatherford
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307589361
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $11.99

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this... Read more >
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