History - Asia - Southeast Asia

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Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the K...

Jennifer H. Lau

With only half a canteen of water and one baby bottle, a family of eight fought for their lives in the killing fields and land mines of Cambodia. Heroes emerge in the most unlikely places, under the most dangerous conditions. They a...

Published: Oct 2016

Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy ...

Nisid Hajari

An NPR Book of the YearA Seattle Times Book of the YearWilliam E. Colby Award Winner"A beautifully written, deeply intelligent book about [a] crucial moment." — Fareed Zakaria, CNN Nobody expected the liberation of India a...

Published: Jun 2016

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded:...

Simon Winchester

The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano -- Kra...

Published: Jul 2005

History of the Philippines: From Indi...

Luis H. Francia

Over three million Filipino Americans now live in the US, but popular histories of this rich, complicated nation are still rare. From ancient Malay settlements to Spanish colonization, the American occupation and beyond, A History o...

Published: May 2014


David I. Steinberg

No country in Asia in recent years has undergone so massive a political shift in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the most secretive, corrupt, and repressive regimes on the planet, a cou...

Published: Jun 2013

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Me...

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle AwardFinalist, National Book Award in NonfictionA New York Times Book Review"The Year in Reading" SelectionAll wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time ...

Published: Nov 2017

Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery ...

Monique Brinson Demery

In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul "Red"...

Published: Oct 2014

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places:...

Le Ly Hayslip

A Vietnamese woman describes her journey from war-torn central Vietnam to the United States, recounting how she endured imprisonment, torture, rape, near-starvation, and the deaths of members of her family. Reprint. Movie tie-in.

Published: Nov 1993
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