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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Heidi Munan
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Benchmark Books (2012, Feb 1st).
Introduces the geography, history, religious beliefs, government, and people of Malaysia. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charles Krauthammer
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Crown Forum (2013, Oct 22nd).
From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume. Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paul French
Publisher: Penguin (2000, Jan 1st).
Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectivesone British and one Chineserace against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade? Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robin Lloyd
Publisher: Sheridan House (2013, Oct 7th).
Lyme, Connecticut, early nineteenth century. Elisha Ely Morgan is a young farm boy who has witnessed firsthand the terror of the War of 1812. Troubled by a tumultuous home life ruled by the fists of their tempestuous father, Ely's two older brothers have both left their pastoral boyhoods to seek manhood through sailing. One afternoon, the Morgan family receives a letter with the news that one brother is lost at sea; the other is believed to be dead. Scrimping as much savings as a farm boy can muster, Ely spends nearly every penny he has to become a sailor on a square-rigged ship, on a route from New York to London—a route he hopes will lead to his vanished brother, Abraham. Learning the brutal trade of a sailor, Ely takes quickly to sea-life, but his focus lies with finding Abraham. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Emily Mayhew
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (2013, Nov 1st).
Publishers WeeklyIn this singular work of "historical rediscovery," Mayhew aims to relate the "central experience" that a wounded British soldier on the Western Front between 1915 and 1918 would have had, from the blasted trenches to the ambulance trains and on to "Blighty" (a sentimental nickname soldiers used for Britain). The Imperial College researcher gives voice to those who braved the bullets, as well as those who risked their lives to save and comfort the injured. Relying on archival documents, Mayhew develops her unconventional history like a novel, beginning with soldier Mickey Chater as he's dragged from the battlefield "drenched in blood" in March 1915. "There would be no great victory for him to remember, only this pain," the author writes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Thom Hartmann
Publisher: Twelve (2013, Oct 1st).
The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play. In THE CRASH OF 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great United States will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power and greed have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance. Our once-enlightened political and economic systems have been manipulated to ensure the success of only a fraction of the population at the expense of the rest of us. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability