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1 Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Paperback)

by Jung Chang

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Read more

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2 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (Paperback)

by Gavin Menzies

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 01/01/2003

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In 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. But by the... Read more

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3 50 Great Curries of India (Paperback)

by Camellia Panjabi, Peter Knab

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 29/10/2004

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Collects various dishes from all over India - from the classic Goa Lamb Vindaloo to the exotic Gujarat Mango and Yogurt Curry. This book features:... Read more

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4 Exposure: From President to Whistleblower at Olympus (Paperback)

by Michael Woodford

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 04/07/2013

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The author was a company man. He'd risen through the ranks of giant Japanese firm Olympus to become CEO. But just weeks into the job in Tokyo he... Read more

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5 Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea (Paperback)

by Barbara Demick

Format: Paperback 314 pages
Published: 08/07/2010

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A groundbreaking view into the lives of six ordinary citizens in the world's most secretive country, by an award-winning foreign correspondent. Read more

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6 An Autobiography: or the Story of My Experiments with Truth (Paperback)

by Mahatma Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 28/06/2007

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in India in 1869. He was educated in London. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a... Read more

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7 The Sewing Circles of Herat: My Afghan Years (Paperback)

by Christina Lamb

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 07/07/2003

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Ten years ago, Christina Lamb reported on the war the Afghan people were fighting against the Soviet Union. Now, back in Afghanistan, she has... Read more

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8 The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (Paperback)

by Paul Theroux, Paul Theroux

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 27/03/2008

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Gives an account of the author's journey by rail through Asia. This work describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced... Read more

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9 The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma (Paperback)

by Thant Myint-U

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 03/01/2008

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Drawing both on the author's own family's stories and his years of hands-on political experience, this book offers an account of how the... Read more

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