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

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

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

High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion ...

Will Doig

The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project.Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Today, it owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the...

Published: Apr 2018

365 Days (Three)

Ronald J. Glasser

A new edition of Ron Glasser's classic. In this gripping account, Glasser offers an unparalleled description of the horror endured daily by those on the front lines. "The best book to come out of Vietnam." David Mamet Assign...

Published: Apr 2014

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans...

Tim Hannigan

Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest ArchipelagoIndonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian hist...

Published: Aug 2015

Rascals in Paradise

James A. Michener

In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired Tales of the South Pacific. Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers p...

Published: May 2016

In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asi...

Sebastian Strangio

A timely look at the impact of China’s booming emergence on the countries of Southeast Asia“An expert and lucid synthesis of the historical context and recent developments of Southeast Asia’s rich and complex relatio...

Published: Aug 2022

Vietnam: A View From the Front Lines ...

Andrew Wiest

The Vietnam War ripped America apart and charted the nation's tumultuous future. In their tens of thousands, young men went off to fight in what was an initially popular war only to face defeat and acrimony as national resolve wavered...

Published: Apr 2015
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