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  1. Book Image1688: A Global History

    John E. Wills, Jr.

    "A totally absorbing book...imaginative and erudite, full of startling juxtapositions and flashes of real perception."—Jonathan D. SpenceMore

  2. Book ImageJapan: A Modern History

    James L. McClain

    Japan: A Modern History provides a comprehensive narrative that integrates the political, social, cultural, and economic history of modern Japan from the investiture of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 to the present.More

  3. Book ImageThe Search for Modern China

    Jonathan D. Spence

    "A remarkable achievement...vivid...fluent, graceful.... A publishing event."—Boston GlobeMore

  4. Book ImageThe Muslim Discovery of Europe

    Bernard Lewis

    "Full of rare and exact information…A distinguished work." —New York Review of BooksMore

  5. Book ImageSomething New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World

    J. R. McNeill

    "Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book WorldMore

  6. Book ImageWhen Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

    Chanrithy Him

    Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child."More

  7. Book ImageOne World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945

    David Reynolds

    "A magisterial account of our time by a distinguished historian."—Walter LaFeber, prize-winning author of The ClashMore

  8. Book ImageEmbracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

    John W. Dower

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.More

  9. Book ImageThe Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History

    Joanna Waley-Cohen

    This powerful work puts to rest the long-held myth that Chinese civilization is monolithic, unchanging, and perennially cut off from the rest of the world.More

  10. Book ImageThe Mummies of Ürümchi

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    In the museums of Ürümchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.More

  11. Book ImageThe Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

    Jonathan D. Spence

    "Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both authoritative and highly readable." —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageSemites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice

    Bernard Lewis

    "A powerful book. It combines the coolness of scholarship with conclusions that cannot fail to engage the passions."—Saul BellowMore

  13. Book ImageFirewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up

    Lawrence E. Walsh

    In its chilling and unsparing revelations, Firewall is the definitive account of the most dangerous breach of presidential authority since Watergate.More

  14. Book ImageThe Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History

    Walter LaFeber

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize.More

  15. Book ImageThe Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security

    Andrew J. Nathan, Robert S. Ross

    "A strong antidote to the growing sinophobia in the U.S."—Wall Street JournalMore

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