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A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A…

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Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young . In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st…

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Historians are in general agreement that the Russian war effort to defeat the invading Axis powers was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory and ending World War II. Now with exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB,…

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This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch'in empire in 221 BC and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in AD 220. Spanning four centuries, this period witnessed major evolutionary…

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Marco Polo’s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia,…

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A groundbreaking study of the lives of ordinary Japanese soldiers and civilians during World War II.

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put…

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Japan's ancient age was a period of radical and political change during which a Chinese-style empire emerged. This volume of The Cambridge History of Japan spans the beginnings of human existence to the end of the eighth century, focusing on the thousand years…

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The bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, Stalingrad was perhaps the single most important engagement of World War II. A major loss for the Axis powers, the battle for Stalingrad signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler. During…

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Sergeant Fred Steen served in Vietnam with the notorious Infantry Rifle Company, “Black Knight Alfa,” also known as “The Dragon Slayers.” Tough, disciplined and unpredictable, “Black Knight Alfa” were so feared by the Vietcong that then warned their own soldiers…

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This book provides an analysis of American intervention in China from World War II to the rapprochement Richard Nixon began in 1972. One of the major themes of the work is that the United States should avoid judging China by Western standards. The United States…

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"The 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry had the dubious distinction of being the unit that had fought the biggest battle of the war to date, and had suffered the worst casualties. We and the 1st Battalion." A Yale graduate who volunteered to serve his…