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England's Yellow Peril
England's Yellow Peril Anne Witchard
As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment.
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Venice: A New History
Venice: A New History Thomas F. Madden
Filled with compelling insights and famous figures, Venice is a monumental work of popular history that's as opulent and entertaining as the great city itself.
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Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer
Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer Walter Shapiro
From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the true life story of how his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler's agents in the run-up to WWII.
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The Nashos' War: Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam
The Nashos' War: Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam Mark Dapin
The untold story of the ordinary Australians conscripted to fight in our most controversial war, by one of our most celebrated journalists.
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What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials
What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials Kerry Brown
What's Wrong With Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.
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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
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Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, Sheila Melvin, Jindong Cai and Sheila Melvin
At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward.
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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Antony Dapiran
An insightful exploration of the historical and social stimuli and implications of civil disobedience, City of Protest offers a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.
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The Smithsonian's History Of America In 101 Objects
The Smithsonian's History Of America In 101 Objects RICHARD KURIN
Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America’s collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.
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Sweet Poison
Sweet Poison David Gillespie
Sweet Poison exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical and accessible information on how to avoid fructose, increase your enjoyment of food and lose weight.
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Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials
Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials Ira Nadel
Published in 1915, Cathay, Pound's collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems, was a groundbreaking work that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.
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Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials
Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials Xu Xi
Xu Xi’s body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels her recently finalised decision to leave the city for good.
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Breaking Rockefeller
Breaking Rockefeller Doran, Peter B., PETER B. DORAN
The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals, Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding, joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire.
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The Punishment Of Virtue
The Punishment Of Virtue Sarah Chayes
This is an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the often infuriating realities of a vital front in the war on terror, exposing deeper, fundamental problems with current U.S. strategy.
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The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the birth of globalisation 1565-1815: Penguin Specials
The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the birth of globalisation 1565-1815: Penguin Specials Peter Gordon, Juan Jose Morales
Long before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was discovered between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalisation.
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A Nation Without Borders
A Nation Without Borders Steven Hahn
Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner.
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The Rituals of Dinner
The Rituals of Dinner margaret Visser
The award-winning classic reissued for its 25th anniversary, with a new introduction by Bee Wilson.
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My Fellow Soldiers
My Fellow Soldiers Andrew Carroll
From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines, Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground.
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The Mathews Men
The Mathews Men William Geroux
One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-Boat assault off the American coast against the Merchant Marines who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort.
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