History - Asia

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Mo...

Jack Weatherford

A thought-provoking re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power sheds light on the revolutionary reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire--including religious freedom, diplomatic immunity, and the creation of the Silk ...

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Published: Mar 2005

The Secret History of the Mongol Quee...

Jack Weatherford

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 ...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduct...

James A. Millward

The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread thei...

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Published: Apr 2013

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

Robert Grenier

The "first" Afghan War, a CIA war in response to 9/11, was directed by the CIA Station Chief in Islamabad. It put Hamid Karzai in power in 88 days. "If you want an insider's account of the first American-Afghan War, you...

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Published: Jan 2016

Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A...

Christina Lamb

From the award-winning co-author of 'I Am Malala', this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How did it go so wrong?'Fare...

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Published: May 2016

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt ...

Pankaj Mishra

A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLDA litt...

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Published: Aug 2013

China in the 21st Century: What Every...

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Within one generation, China has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an ec...

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Published: Jul 2013

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: H...

Jack Weatherford

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout ...

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Published: Oct 2017
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