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History - Asia

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3rd Millennium Inc 1998 8187376007 / 9788187376002 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Hardcover has light wear and bumping to spine ends and corners. Autograph sticker on rear of book. Pages are clean and intact, a little soiling bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear and light creasing, scuffing and several scratches to rear of jacket, sticker over price on flap. On 15th August 1947, the people of India made a tryst with Destiny and pledged to redeem her past Glory. In 1998 India celebrated her 50th Anniversary and the author reflects on the various paths the country and her people have walked over these years. Few countries have walked the modern world stage with a greater aplomb than India. This book is a treatise on the people of India. [665]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 417 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 28.95 USD
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THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905, Lehmann, Jean-Pierre
2 Lehmann, Jean-Pierre THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905
London George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1978 004952013X / 9780049520134 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean, with light wear to edges, green pen mark on bottom edge of pages, pages clean and tight, no other markings. Dustjacket has light edgewear and light scuffing/soiling, not price clipped. During the years from the opening of Japan in the middle of the 19th centuiry to the outbreak of the first World War, the Western view of Japan changed dramatically This absorbing book tells the story of Japan's Modernisation, and brilliants portrays the changes in attitude which this inevitably brought about both among the Japanese themselves and among their Occidental observers....; 8vo 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Vintage Books 1958 Softcover Good 
By the author of The Children of Sanchez. No edition stated. Good, well used condition. Fading to spine and some yellowing of pages. Some cover wear and minor wrinkling, one chip out of front cover. Name written on first end page, some underling in ink on approx. 20 pages. Many photographs, 384 pages . (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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THE CHINESE SECRET SERVICE Kang Sheng and the Shadow Government in Red China, Roger Faligot, & Kauffer, Remi
4 Roger Faligot, & Kauffer, Remi THE CHINESE SECRET SERVICE Kang Sheng and the Shadow Government in Red China
William Morrow 1989 0688097227 / 9780688097226 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine, 1st edition 1989. Excellent condition, clean and tight, jacket has very light edgewear, no tears. Written by a pair of French journalists, this is the first major inquiry into the Tewu , the Chinese secret service, and its leader, Kang Sheng (1898-1975). [925]; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.95 USD
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THE SOVIET ARMY 1918 to the PRESENT, Seaton, Albert & Joan
5 Seaton, Albert & Joan THE SOVIET ARMY 1918 to the PRESENT
The Bodley Head 1986 0370305353 / 9780370305356 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, with no markings. Jacket has very light edgewear, light scuffing, sticker residue on front, 292 pages. Numerous b/w photos.In this volume the authors explore in detail the development of the Soviet ground forces, their political and military organisation, their training, tactics and weaponry. At one time they were a formidable force and a serious challange to Nato forces. Colonel Seaton is recognized as one of the Worlds foremost authorities on Russian and German political and military history. This work cuts through all the miasma of myth and controversy surrounding the Red Army. We come to see how a synthesis of Tsarist tradition, German example, and revolutionary pressure combined to mold the army in the years following the Bolshevik takeover, and how such conflicting figures as Trotsky and Stalin put their personal stamps on the new force. ; 000983; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.50 USD
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THE BOOK OF THE SAMURAI The Warrior Class of Japan, Stephen Turnbull
6 Stephen Turnbull THE BOOK OF THE SAMURAI The Warrior Class of Japan
London Bison Books 1987 0861240618 / 9780861240616 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine condition, oversize. Hardcover is clean with light scuffng and light bumping to corners. Pages are cliean and unmarked. Dustjacket has light scuffing, minor edgewear and a couple tiny edge tears. Profusely illustrated in color. First published in 1982, this is an essential reference work on the Samurai warrior class of ancient Japan. ; 8vo; 192 pages; The history of the Samurai is an integra part of the history of Japan. In this book, Stephen Turnbull, author of several works on the subject and Reader in History at Leeds University, describes the development and decline of this great military tradition. His authorative text is complemented by over 300 line drawings, photographs and maps. (1190) (*Book is very heavy and will require extra postage) 
Price: 16.95 USD
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THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD Connected Histories, Divergent Paths, 1500 to the Present, Strayer, Robert W.
7 Strayer, Robert W. THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD Connected Histories, Divergent Paths, 1500 to the Present
St. Martin's Press 1989 0312003048 / 9780312003043 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear, moderate corner wear, some corner curling, light soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages are very good except for approx. 8 pages with underlining/highlights/writing (fairly minor). B/w illus. 550 pages. "focuses on global history as a history of encounters rather than separate civilizations, walking a fine line between reinforcing a Eurocentric view of history and describing earlier periods of Islamic or Chinese expansion. It uses a comparative approach and attempts to strike a balance between narrative and analysis in its coverage of the first modern societies and Europe's expansion in the Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. " ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev, Walker, Martin
8 Walker, Martin THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev
Abacus 1987 0349135975 / 9780349135977 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, tight copy. Laminated cover, light wear to corners/spine ends, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean & tight other than small stamp on endpage. " Walker combines the recent academic analyses of the Soviet Union with sharp journalistic pictures of what motivates everyone from army generals to black market criminals. A convincing and raedable account of Gorbachev's desire for reform and the massive potential of the Soviet Union to improve the quality of life of its citizens. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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University of Chicago Press 1985 0226895491 / 9780226895499 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent Condition. Only light cover wear, clean, no markings. 408 pages. Synopsis: Through interviews with city residents, the authors provide a unique survey of urban life in the last decade of Mao Zedong's rule. They conclude that changes in society produced under communism were truly revolutionary and that, in the decade under scrutiny, the Chinese avoided ostensibly universal evils of urbanism with considerable success. [454-noto]; 8vo 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Soviet but Not Russian - The Other Peoples of the Soviet Union, William M. Mandel
10 William M. Mandel Soviet but Not Russian - The Other Peoples of the Soviet Union
University of Alberta Press 1985 0878670955 / 9780878670956 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover has very light wear to edges and corners, slight soiling outer edge of page. Pages clean and intact. B/w photos and illustrations. 382 pages. Jacket is clean, has light edgewear and a few small tears, sticker residue on front, not price clipped. Non-Russian ethnic minorities make up nearly half the population of the USSR, yet are largely unconsidered or misunderstood in the West. ...Contains histories of the various non-Russian peoples of the USSR and scores of personal interviews. The Soviet peoples emerge as human and tangible, no longer faceless. Their accounts of their own lives brings an authenticity that is unmistakable. ; 8vo 
Price: 15.50 USD
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INDIA The Modern World Series, Zinkin, Taya
11 Zinkin, Taya INDIA The Modern World Series
Oxford University Press 1964 0198315325 / 9780198315322 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge & corner wear, crease to rear corner & spine. Internal pages are clean - there are two Dept. Of Education stamps near front and a few pages with corner creasing near rear. There's also a bit of glue residue on one endpage. Pages otherwise very good. A clear account of India's past and present; of the great contrasts between rich and poor and backwardness & modernity. History starts with the Indus valley civilization and through to modern India. (osl-175) ; Modern World; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 126 pages 
Price: 8.95 USD
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