Asia S Reckoning

Author: Richard McGregor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562672
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China, red or green -- Countering Japan -- Five ragged islands -- The golden years -- Japan says no -- Asian values -- Apologies and their discontents -- Yasukuni respects -- History's cauldron -- The Ampo mafia -- The rise and retreat of great powers -- China lays down the law -- Nationalization -- Creation myths -- Freezing point -- Afterword

Reckoning In Normandy

Author: Donald Rosen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493119281
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Reckoning In Normandy: The Last Gathering Of The Greatest Generation concerns the authors experience at the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion in June 2004. As the son of a WWII paratrooper, he came to honor his father, a man who died young, and someone he hardly knew. In the process, he witnessed the return of the Normandy veterans for a last look back at their greatest achievement, and their middle aged children, seeking to discover the depth of their fathers souls after a lifetime of love and alienation. This book illuminates the difficult road the two groups traveled, and chronicles the emergence of respect, admiration, and above all, forgiveness on the beaches of Normandy. The second volume will be available next Spring.

Carolina Reckoning

Author: Lisa Carter
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426776330
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When 30-something housewife, Alison Monaghan discovers proof of her husband's infidelity in a photograph with a mysterious woman, she must decide how to confront Frank when he returns home from work. Despite the influence of her best friend Valerie, a strong Christian, Alison remains aloof from God and is determined to handle this crisis her own way. But Alison may not get that chance. Frank never makes it home. Soon his body is found on a lonely back-country road in antebellum Weathersby Historic Park where Frank served on the board of directors and where Alison, with a degree in landscape design, was a volunteer garden docent. Homicide detective Mike Barefoot, a Cherokee native from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, immediately puts Alison at the top of his suspect list. He finds himself drawn to her--and not just because she had motive for the crime. As an army veteran, Mike usually keeps his emotional walls high. And as a detective, he knows not to get involved with murder suspects. So why he is so attracted to Alison? Can he fight his feelings for her--and the stirrings in his heart toward God?

The Inevitable

Author: George Kurian, Bhilai
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 194785139X
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A real life story of two youngsters, egged on by their ‘dreams’, coming together to set right the world. While one succeeded in garnering name and fame all over the world, the other faded away into oblivion, to be ‘reborn’ as a new man. The news of the murder of the celebrated “Messiah of the Poor”, Com. Shankar Guha Neyogi was received by the world in shock and dismay. The cine actor, Mr. Om Puri reacted by saying that he would like to be reborn as Neyogi in his next birth! But the one, who launched Neyogi to his heights and paved his way, has a different story to tell. The book is a breath-taking narration of real life events – and a piece of the history of the Chhattisgarh.

Inevitable Democracy In The Arab World

Author: W. Yafi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137011025
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Wissam S. Yafi argues that there are four dynamics leading to inevitable change in the Arab region: geopolitical, geoeconomic, geosocial, and technological. Yafi comes to the conclusion that no system will be able to support the dynamics in place except for democracy.

Opening A Window To The West

Author: Peter Ennals
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442664223
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After more than two centuries of self-seclusion, Japan finally opened itself to Western traders and influences in the 1850s. However, Westerners were restricted to a handful of Foreign Concessions set adjacent to selected Japanese cities, where they could fashion a working urban space suited to their own cultural patterns, and which provided the Japanese with a microscopic lens on Western ways of behaviour and commerce. Kōbe was one of these treaty ports, and its Foreign Concession, along with that at Yokohama, became the most vibrant and successful of these settlements. The first book-length study of Kōbe’s Foreign Concession, Opening a Window to the West situates Kōbe within the larger pattern of globalization occurring throughout East Asia in the nineteenth century. Detailing the form and evolution of the settlement, its social and economic composition, and its specific mercantile trading features, this vivid micro-study illuminates the making of Kōbe during these critical decades of growth and development.