Empires at War A Short History of Modern Asia Since World War II

Empires at War gives a dramatic narrative account of how “Modern Asia” came into being. Ranging over the whole of Asia, from Japan to Pakistan, the modern history of this important region is placed in the context of the struggle between America and the Soviet Union. Francis Pike shows that America’s domination of post-war Asia was a continuation of a 100-year competition for power in the region. He also argues cogently that, contrary to the largely “Western-centric” viewpoint, Asian natio…

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Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

In the West, media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan is framed by military and political concerns, resulting in a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones looks beyond this limiting view to investigate real people on the ground, and to analyze the political, social, and economic forces that shape their lives. Understanding the complexity of life along the 1,600-mile border between Afghanistan and…

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Inventors at Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions

Inventors at Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions is a collection of interviews with inventors of famous products, innovations,¬†and technologies that have made life easier or even changed the way we live. All of these scientists, engineers, wild-eyed geniuses, and amateur technologists have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of that singular Eureka! moment in their laboratories or garages. Each has altered the modern world as we know it in some significant way. The conv…

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Eatymology: The Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy

Do you like your garlic Goodfellas thin? Have you ever been part of a carrotmob? Why are bartenders fat washing their spirits (and what does that even mean?)Eatymology demystifies the most fascinating new food words to emerge from today’s professional kitchens, food science laboratories, pop culture, the Web, and more. With 100 definitions, illustrations, and fun food facts and statistics on everything from bistronomy to wine raves, Eatymology shows you why it’s absolutely imperative to adopt…

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