all ebooks in category: Historical Asian Biographies

The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant
2006 | ISBN: 1850437068, 1845119827 | English | 368 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, took eighteenth-century Iran from political collapse to become the dominant power in the region, recovering Herat …

Yuan Shikai : A Reappraisal
English | 2018 | ISBN: 0774837780 | 332 Pages | PDF | 1.76 MB

Yuan Shikai (1859–1916) has been both hailed as China's George Washington for his role in the country's transition from empire to republic and condemned as …

The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China
English | November 29th, 2018 | ISBN: 1788313623, 1448217849 | 288 pages | EPUB | 1.88 MB

At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future …

Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (repost)
English | ISBN: 0230341861 | 2012 | EPUB | 256 pages | 1 MB

Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to …

The Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un
English | November 5th, 2019 | ISBN: 1250202825 | 304 pages | EPUB | 7.50 MB

North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take? Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced …

Memoir of M.H. Khan: Turbulence in the Indian Subcontinent
English | ISBN: 1861515693 | 428 pages | EPUB | October 21, 2016 | 1.27 Mb

Musharraf Husain Khan, born in 1931 in what was then part of East Pakistan, embarked on a naval career which eventually led to his promotion …

Nam Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division
English | July 19, 2005 | ISBN: 1935149091 | 288 pages | EPUB | 3.03 Mb

Nam-Sense is the brilliantly written story of a combat squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division. Arthur Wiknik was a 19-year-old kid from New England …

«The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics» by Annping Chin
English | ISBN: 9781416552635 | EPUB | 0.4 MB

For more than two thousand years, Confucius has been an inseparable part of China's history. Yet despite this fame,Confucius the man has been elusive. Now, …

The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines
English | November 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 1501172417 | 352 pages | EPUB | 4.43 MB

Veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running …

Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows
English | November 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 1611806461 | 552 pages | EPUB | 14.89 MB

The new standard work and definitive biography of Tsongkhapa, one of the principle founders of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism—the school of the Dalai …