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The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062995469
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly.


The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541742406
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 19th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQ

The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.
  In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians.


Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Pacific War Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393080650
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas).


Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501188527
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Published: Scribner - July 14th, 2020

*Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award*
*Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography*


A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter wit


Himalaya: A Human History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541991
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 5th, 2021

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world’s highest mountains.


The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 (Pacific War Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393353204
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2016

A New York Times Bestseller

"A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative." —Wall Street Journal


A History of Japan: Revised Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804820974
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - November 15th, 1997

A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan.


The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 (Pacific War Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393080643
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island.


A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9784805313893
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 1st, 2017

This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion.


The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520271029
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Published: University of California Press - January 14th, 2015

A lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture through the concept of yokai.

Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan.


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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780609809648
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Published: Crown - March 22nd, 2005

New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age.


In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143109747
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2016

“An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans.” Kirkus Reviews