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Bernborough Bernborough

Bernborough by Duncan Stearn is the eBook edition of this definitive book on this famous Australian racehorse.

The Trembling of a Leaf The Trembling of a Leaf

The Trembling of a Leaf, Little Stories of the South Sea Islands by W. Somerset Maugham

An Australian in China An Australian in China

An Australian in China - by George Ernest Morrison - Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey Across China to Burma

The Nirvana Experiments and Other Tales of Asia The Nirvana Experiments and Other Tales of Asia

The Nirvana Experiments and Other Tales of Asia by William Page is a collection of ten new stories set in Thailand, India, China, Nepal, Taiwan and Afghanistan. Although the protagonists come from different backgrounds, most of them are engaged in a common venture: the quest for spiritual certitude.

Tarts, Touts and Temples Tarts, Touts and Temples

In Tarts, Touts and Temples, author Duncan Stearn recounts a series of trips and adventures to which many who have been to Southeast Asia can relate. All are true, even if some sound fanciful or a bit too true to be believed.

Or as the author says "...I've never been anywhere in southeast Asia since then I didn't like. While some places haven't filled me with a great desire to come back quickly, none have been put on the 'don't go there again' list."

7 Tips for Long-Term Online Gambling Success 7 Tips for Long-Term Online Gambling Success

7 Tips for Long-Term Online Gambling Success by Duncan Stearn

Are you tired of losing?

Then become a winner. Why lose your hard-earned money at the races when you could come out ahead? Even if you are a net winner you just know you could be even more profitable?

Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors Part I Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors Part I

One Year in Taliban Country by Leonard H. Le Blanc III

From 2007 to 2008 an American served as an International Adviser to a small Afghan-led counter-narcotics advisory team in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Southwestern Afghanistan. Helmand Province was, and still is, the scene of half the world's opium poppy production and ground center zero of a raging Taliban-fueled insurgency. It is a microcosm of why U.S. efforts failed in Afghanistan - the damage was all self-inflicted.

The Vanishing Traces The Vanishing Traces

The Vanishing Traces by Iftekhar Ahmed

The Vanishing Traces: Vernacular Housing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is a study of eleven minorities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh and their dwellings. It is a unique documentation of this architecture. Illustrated with 165 B&W photographs and 1 map.

 

 

Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors Part II Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors Part II

One Year in Taliban Country Part 2 by Leonard H. Le Blanc III

Second and final part of this personal memoir of a year in Afghanistan. From 2007 to 2008 an American served as an International Adviser to a small Afghan-led counter-narcotics advisory team in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Southwestern Afghanistan. Helmand Province was, and still is, the scene of half the world's opium poppy production and ground center zero of a raging Taliban-fueled insurgency. It is a microcosm of why U.S. efforts failed in Afghanistan - the damage was all self-inflicted.

Zoom Top Zoom Top

Zoom Top: Australia’s Greatest Greyhound by Duncan Stearn

At the end of 1968 the muscular Zoom Top was already regarded by many as one of greatest racing greyhounds Australia had ever seen.

Boat People Boat People

Boat People by James Eckardt

Boat People is a panoramic novel of greed and compassion, violence and family love, desperation and hope. It is September 1981, the high tide of boat people flight from Vietnam. From the Mekong Delta port of Rach Gia, one boat, crammed with fishermen, farmers, political refugees, and urban hustlers, runs a 300-mile gauntlet of pirates and storms for the safe haven of Songkhla Refugee Camp. Here the survivors meet the West in the form of religious idealists and burnt-out aid workers. Some boat people are drawn to black market gangs; others to public service or official corruption. Factions plot against each other and grapple for advantage.

Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti

Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti by Kunzang Choden

Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti is a collection of twenty-two stories set in four different regions of Bhutan. The presence of the yeti is ubiquitous to the kingdoms of the Himalayas, where beliefs and attitudes related to it go beyond scientific judgment and analysis.

Five Myths of Professional Gambling Five Myths of Professional Gambling

This is a short book designed to dispel some of the lingering myths surrounding professional gambling. The author has been involved in the racing industry since the early 1970s and made his living from racing for a number of years in the early 1990s. The advent of internet gambling has not changed the basics of racing. Nor has it changed the reality that whether you live in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or almost anywhere else where regular racing takes place, these myths persist and are just that, myths. Believing these myths will stop many people from becoming successful professional or semi-professional gamblers. Understanding that they are, after all, just myths can free the mind and allow you to reach your full potential as a gambler.

Naypyidaw: The New Capital of Burma Naypyidaw: The New Capital of Burma

Naypyidaw: The New Capital of Burma by Dulyapak Preecharushh examines the possible factors involved in the current relocation of the capital in order to enrich and enhance understanding about contemporary Burma/Myanmar in various aspects - including History, Geography, Political Science, Military Science, Economics, Sociology and Urban Architecture. This pioneering work makes the argument that moving the capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw is a profound and multi-faceted strategy which will increase the power of the current military regime to exercise strong and effective control over Burma in the future. Moreover, it provides useful information concerning geographical configuration and urban characteristics inside the new capital; and lastly, this book will greatly contribute to creating an academic knowledge about geopolitical transformations in Southeast Asian urban networks in the twenty-first century. Fully illustrated with maps and colour photographs.


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