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Lim, Louisa.

Summary: "Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protestors--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. A single act of public remembrance might...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.05 LIM

Khan, Sulmaan Wasif

Summary: "As tensions over Taiwan escalate, the United States and China stand on the brink of a catastrophic war. Resolving the impasse demands we understand how it began. In 1943, America declared that Japanese-held Taiwan would return to China at the conclusion of World War II. The Chinese civil war led to a change of plans. The Communist Party came to power in China and the defeated Nationalist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2024

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Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASSON, CHARLES RIC

Wagner, Kim A.

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Summary: "In March 1906, American soldiers on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines surrounded and killed 1000 local men, women, and children, known as Moros, on top of an extinct volcano. The so-called 'Battle of Bud Dajo' was hailed as a triumph over an implacable band of dangerous savages, a "brilliant feat of arms" according to President Theodore Roosevelt. Some contemporaries, including...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2024

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Kessler, Oren

Summary: Spring 1936. The Holy Land erupted in a rebellion that targeted both the local Jewish community and the British Mandate authorities that for two decades had midwifed the Zionist project. The Great Arab Revolt would last three years, cost thousands of lives, and cast the trajectory for the Middle East conflict ever since. The revolt to end Zionism had instead crushed the Arabs themselves,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wld Kessler

Li, Zhuqing

Summary: "Sisters separated by war forge new identities as they are forced to choose between family, nation, and their own independence. Scions of a once-great southern Chinese family that produced the tutor of the last emperor, Jun and Hong were each other's best friends until, in their twenties, they were separated by chance at the end of the Chinese Civil War. For the next thirty years, while one...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LI

Black, George

Summary: "The moving story of a small group of veterans, scientists, and pacifists who forced the U.S. government to take responsibility for the horrors inflicted on the Vietnamese with unexploded munitions and the toxic defoliant Agent Orange"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.704 BLA

Lawler, Andrew

Summary: "A sweeping history of Jerusalem and the pivotal role that archaeology has played--both in its invention as a modern holy city and as the match that lit a geopolitical fire beneath it In 1863, a French politician and adventurer heard a rumor of biblical treasures beneath Jerusalem. At the time, Jerusalem was a venerable backwater, not the thriving religious center we think of today. Archaeology...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 LAW

Rakowsky, Judy

Summary: "Investigative journalist Judy Rakowsky and her elderly cousin Sam, a Holocaust survivor, never knew what happened to their family during the Holocaust. All they knew was that their relatives were hidden away from the Nazis by neighbors, and then they were never heard from again. Over the course of two decades, the two traveled back to Sam's hometown in Poland in search of clues to what became...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RON, SAM RAK

Blair, Gavin J.

Summary: "The Samurai are continuously celebrated as the greatest warriors the world has ever seen. They ruled Japan for centuries, finally uniting the nation after a prolonged period of brutal war and bloodshed. Though famed for their loyalty, honor, and chivalry, they could also be treacherous, bloodthirsty, and merciless. This book tells the story of their rise and eventual demise through carefully...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2022

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Fersko, Diana

Summary: "Every day, Rabbi Diana Fersko fields questions she doesn't know how to answer: "My daughter isn't comfortable being Jewish on campus, do you have a minute to talk?" "Another shooting at a kosher marketplace. Should I be afraid?" Members of her congregation come to her worried and confused, and she lacks a resource she can point to that will help them understand what, exactly, is going on with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.892 FER

Simon, Steven

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Summary: "A longtime American foreign policy insider's biting and definitive reckoning with the high cost of this country's ambitious meddling in the Middle East-and its bitter end The culmination of almost 40 years of expertise and insider policy access, Grand Delusion is Steven Simon's tour de force, offering a comprehensive yet analytical tour of U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Simon begins with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73056 SIM

Abdul-Ahad, Ghaith

Summary: "An award-winning journalist's powerful portrait of his native Baghdad, the people of Iraq, and twenty years of war"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 ABD

Frahm, Eckart

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Summary: "In Assyria, historian Eckart Frahm tells the epic story of one of the ancient world's most accomplished civilizations, the Assyrian Empire. Tracing its origins to a minor city state in present-day Iraq, Assyria at its height, around 660 BCE, stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, the first empire the world had seen. Breath-taking, belligerent conquest -- epitomized in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 935 FRA

Robichaux, Chad

Summary: Aziz was more than an interpreter for Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux during his eight deployments to Afghanistan. He was a teammate, brother, and friend. When President Biden announced in April 2021 that the United States would be making a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, it was vital to get Aziz and his family out before Taliban forces took over the country. Robichaux details the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 ROB

Evangelista, Patricia

Summary: "'My job is to go to places where people die. I pack my bags, talk to the survivors, write my stories, then go home to wait for the next catastrophe. I don't wait very long.' Journalist Patricia Evangelista came of age in the aftermath of a street revolution that forged a new future for the Philippines. Three decades later, in the face of mounting inequality, the nation discovered the fragility...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.4 EVA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.4 EVA

Lindsay, Jim

Summary: "Jim Lindsay's The Sniper reveals, for the first time ever, the story of the deadliest sniper in Marine Corps history, Chuck Mawhinney, who served in the Vietnam war at age 18-written with his full cooperation and participation. Charles "Chuck" Mawhinney is a United States Marine who holds the Corps' record for the most confirmed sniper kills (and the second most of any US service member in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAWHINNEY, CHUCK LIN

White, Ralph

Summary: The true story of how one Chase Manhattan banker fought to the save the staff of its Saigon branch before the city fell to the North Vietnamese army in the waning days of the Vietnam War.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WHITE, RALPH WHI

Richardson, Melissa Seron

Summary: Illustrations and text follow a girl's journey to overcome her fear of the special dessert she loves so much: La Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread with a baby Jesus figurine baked into it and eaten on Three Kings' Day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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Pomfret, John

Summary: "From the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap for Chinese tea to the US warships facing off against China's growing navy in the South China Sea, from the Yankee missionaries who brought Christianity and education to China to the Chinese who built the American West, the United States and China have always been dramatically intertwined. For more than...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.7305 POM

Steinberg, James.

Summary: "After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown. Others argue that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.51 STE

Choy, Catherine Ceniza

Summary: "Asian American Histories of the United States illuminates how an over-century-long history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the United States is fundamental to understanding the American experience and its existential crises of the early twenty-first century"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0495 CHO

Lee, Erika

Summary: "This book is a stirring account of the ordinary people and extraordinary acts that made Asian America and the young people who are remaking America today"--Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0495 LEE

Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

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