Simon Sebag Montefiore
Year of publication: 2011
By the same author Catherine the Great and PotemkinStalin: The Court of the Red TsarYoung StalinSashenka JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHYSimon Sebag Montefiore To my darling daughterLily Bathsheba The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more it is the history of heaven and earth. Benjamin Disraeli, TancredThe city has been destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt again. Jerusalem is an old nymphomaniac who squeezes lover after lover to death, before shrugging him off her with a yawn, a ...
Keywords: Asian / Middle Eastern history
Year of publication: 2016
Anna Broinowski AIM HIGH IN CREATION A ONE-OF-A-KIND JOURNEY INSIDE NORTH KOREAS PROPAGANDA MACHINE For Ava PYONGYANG September 6, 2012, 8 a.m. IM LYING ON A KHAKI BED at the top of the Yangakkdo Hotel: home to almost every entrepreneur, hack, spy, missionary, NGO and other misfit lucky enough to have snared a visa to the most isolated nation on earth. Unless, of course, youre cross-dressing NBA star Dennis Rodman, in which case youre probably greeting the day in the lavish palace of North ...
Keywords: Asia Entertainment Individual Director Korea Performing Arts
Year of publication: 2015
Donald James THE HOUSE OF EROS Revenge is a kind of wild justice. Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Prologue SaigonNew York City The girl stood motionless in the band of deep moonshadow between the edge of the forest and the silvered sand. Waiting, she faced towards the open sea, taller than most Vietnamese women, her gleaming features an elusive mixture of East and West. As she watched the changing shadows on the surface of the water she hummed softly to herself, olive arms clasped before her, her ...
Keywords: Asia Southeast Suspense Travel Vietnam
Year of publication: 2014
Kevin Armstrong BURMESE BOY CHAPTER ONE: Malaysia Day Thermos is reputed to be one of the best gay saunas in Kuala Lumpur. Youll find it near the Grand Imperial Hotel. Just walk down an alley at the side of the hotel and you will find Day Thermos. Its just opposite the famous Blue Boy gay bar. On its exterior the Day Thermos establishment presents itself as a male gymnasium. It has a modest amount of gym equipment in one small room certainly, but theres a lot of action that goes on within that ...
Keywords: Asia bisexual gay lesbian LGBT Myanmar transgender travel
Year of publication: 2011
Battle hymn of the tiger mother by Amy Chua For Sophia and Louisa And for Katrin Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Part One Chapter 1 The Chinese Mother Chapter 2 Sophia Chapter 3 Louisa Chapter 4 The Chuas Chapter 5 On Generational Decline Chapter 6 The Virtuous Circle Chapter 7 Tiger Luck Chapter 8 Lulus Instrument Chapter 9 The Violin Chapter 10 Teeth Marks and Bubbles Chapter 11 The Little White Donkey Chapter 12 The Cadenza Part Two Chapter 13 Coco Chapter ...
Keywords: !done! & Asian American Studies Autobiography Biography Biography China Chinese American women Chua; Amy Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies General mothers Mothers - United States Mothers and Daughters Mothers and daughters - China Mothers and daughters - United States Personal Memoirs Social Science United States