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The Cultural Detective
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Sociology
For more than twenty years, Christopher G. Moore has been writing about the history, culture and politics of Southeast Asia, in particular Thailand. The Cultural Detective is a behind-the-scene view into Moore’s writing life. In this selection of essays, Moore discusses with the humor and insight that he has become famous for. He draws widely on anthropology, neurology, psychology, ethnography...
A Life Less Ordinary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,930. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happens when an American from a small, rural town goes overseas to live and teach in one of the biggest cities in South Korea? Follow me on my one year journey to find out!
Waiting for the Lady
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,690. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
Sloan Wolcott, an American expat in Bangkok, a part-time art dealer and smuggler and a full-time rogue, comes into possession of a camera belonging to a Japanese newspaper reporter killed in a suspicious car crash. Inside the camera, he finds several images of the Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi, one of her riding in an automobile with a bullet hole in the rear window and one lone picture of a mysterious..
Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.
The End Of An Age: A Ramayana
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the time of myth, gods and demons walk the world. Exquisite Sita, wife of heroic Prince Rama, is kidnapped by the Demon Prince Ravana and held in his mercurial mirrored Demon City. Her husband wages an epic war to win her back ... but will he want her when he finds her? In this short story, feminist writer Clarisse Thorn has created a unique retelling of a Southeast Asian legend: The Ramayana.
Of Battles Past (Amgalant 1.1)
Price: Free! Words: 108,030. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
China has executed Ambaghai, the Mongols’ khan, on a hurdle with donkey ears and tail from the theatre, in mockery of the horse peoples of the steppe. It cries for hachi. ‘Hachi means that which is owed, or felt due. It can mean an act of humanity. It can mean vengeance. It meant justice.’ The Mongols go to war for Ambaghai’s hachi, in a century when no steppe people is fit to tackle China.
453 Days In Korea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Bright and early on a humid August morning, Jake Hollingsworth boarded an airplane bound for the other side of the world. With his wife of 14 days, he was headed for a land called South Korea. They knew next to nothing about where they were going and what they were getting themselves into. But who cares? They were young. They were carefree. And,'ll see.
The Ottoman Turks Against Europe (16th c.)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of the Ottoman Turks and their conquests during the 15th and 16th c.
Evaluation Lessons of a Global Financial Crisis for Asia and ADB
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Essay » Business
This brief discusses the potential risks to Asia from a crisis in Europe, and provides lessons from evaluations of crisis response support prepared by the Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions.
Monied Waters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,510. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » General
Journalist Harry Patterson is asked to investigate a revolutionary new biofuel being made by Kelon Biofuel. But a mysterious light off the coast of their research island and the disappearance of an engineer leads Harry to uncover a plot to steal the research. But who’s involved in this plot to steal the secrets of Kelon and why are they so keen to make sure Harry never lives to tell the tale?