The Perfect Hostage

This book is very good.It should be noted, however, that the Kindle edition, at least, does not reach as far as Aung San Suu Kyi's 2010 release. This book is actually more about Burma and its troubles, wars, and fight for independence.It actually is a must read to understand what is going on now.Wintle does a very good job of making it easy for the reader to follow the history and gives the reader enough background.He also presents, as...

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The Timeline History of China

In the Timeline History of China, Justin Wintle explains the core history of the country that is home to a quarter of the world's population and also the rising superpower of the 21st century. Wintle's narrative covers more than four thousand years, starting with the earliest kingdoms of pre-imperial China and moving through the millennia of strife and invention before concluding with the exciting developments of today's modernizing...

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New Makers of Modern Culture

New Makers of Modern Culture is the successor to the classic reference works Makers of Modern Culture and Makers of Nineteenth-Century Culture, published by Routledge in the early 1980s. The set was extremely successful and continues to be used to this day, due to the high quality of the writing, the distinguished contributors, and the cultural sensitivity shown in the selection of those individuals included. New Makers of Modern Culture takes...

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