An Awkward Truth, by Peter Grose.
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942.
Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, edited by Karen Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas.
The history of Japan, starting in the 1500s, told through its maps and forty-seven essays detailing the significance of maps in Japanese political, cultural, and geological history.
China on Paper, edited by Marcia Reed and Paola Demattè.
An examination of the exchange of ideas and paper trade goods, such as books, maps, and prints, which occurred between China and Europe from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century.
Botany Bay, by Alan Frost.
A detailed account of the events and political motivations that led to the founding of Botany Bay as a British colony.
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam.
This is a detailed, popular, narrative history of the Korean War and its aftermath, written by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
The Floating Brothel, By Sian Rees.
The extraordinary story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts tho were transported from England to Australia.
Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868 - 1930, by Gregory Clancey.
A riveting look at how seismic activity, especially the 1891 Nobi Earthquake, affected Japanese cultural, political, and architectural development and how it altered Japan's relationship with the West.
Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the US Occupation, By Yuki Tanaka
Tanaka takes an honest and in-depth look at the history of Japan's Comfort Women - women who were forced into sexual slavery to meet the 'needs' of Japanese soldiers.
Prompt & Utter Destruction, by J. Samuel Walker.
An insightful history that examines how and why President Truman made the decision to use Atomic Bombs against Japan at the end of World War II.
Reading Colonial Japan: Text, Context, and Critique, edited by Michele M. Mason and Helen J. S. Lee.
An eclectic collection of eight texts written by Japanese authors and translated into English. These texts detail the Japanese colonial experience, and each text is accompanied by a contextual essay and historical critique.
Sea of Thunder, by Evan Thomas.
Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. A history of the Battle of Leyte Gulf told from the viewpoint of four different commanders, two American and two Japanese.
Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, by Mark McNeilly.
Over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu wrote a treatise on warfare and statecraft that became an instant classic. In this work, McNeilly has extracted what he considers the key elements of Sun Tzu's holistic approach to strategy of warfare and statecraft.
Twentieth-Century China - New Approaches, Edited by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom.
Eleven compelling essays that take a 'new' look at Contemporary Chinese history.
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