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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Life and Death in the Garden, by Kathryn Meyer

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China by Kathryn Meyer Rowman & Littlefield Before the Nazis invaded Poland, the second world war began in China. Yet, largely thanks to factional complexity, little a ...

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    Book review: Opium and Empire, by Richard J. Grace

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Opium and Empire by Richard J. Grace McGill-Queen's University Press In their day, Scottish traders William Jardine and James Matheson were seen by the Chinese as "barbarians"- predatory invaders peddling "foreign mud" ...

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    Book review: The Lius of Shanghai, by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The Lius of Shanghai by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh Harvard University Press "At that moment I felt that the fire of war had burned its way to the front door of my own home." These were the words of the sixth son of a weal ...

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    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The Visitor- Andre Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia by Liam Matthew Brockey Harvard University Press 4 stars Mark O'Neill "We all ask God and especially those who live here in China to send a ray from heaven into the soul of th ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: West of the Revolution, by Claudio Saunt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Carolyn Kellogg West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt Norton 4.5 stars Carolyn Kellogg As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, Franciscan priests Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escal ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:22pm by MCT

    ... Ed Timms The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds Norton 4 stars Ed Timms Cambridge historian David Reynolds' most recent book does a remarkable job of explaining why people should know more about the ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... Christopher de Bellaigue Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood by Justin Marozzi Allen Lane 4 stars Christopher de Bellaigue Travel writer-historian Justin Marozzi has lingered long enough in Baghdad since the 2003 invasion of Iraq to get to know the city ...

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    Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:14pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis by Paul A. Cohen Columbia University Press 4 stars Amy Russell History is often imbued with bias and propaganda, and therefore how historical events are constructed and constr ...

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    Book review: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991, by Orlando Figes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:09am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991: A History by Orlando Figes Metropolitan Books 4 stars Nick Walker "We want the USSR back!" was a separatist slogan heard in a restive city in eastern Ukraine, by a correspondent for a major British dai ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution, by Giles Milton

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... Tish Wells Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game- How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot by Giles Milton Bloomsbury Press 4 stars Tish Wells If you want some wonderful spy stories, and a lesson in 20th-century revolution, try Russian Roulette by Gi ...




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