Historical genre books (42)


1.

A Daughter of Han; the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman by Ida Pruitt, from the story told her by Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
2011 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "A Daughter of Han" author Ida Pruitt presents the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. Through this story the reader gains insight into the China of the poor, of women, and of the provinces. The subject of the autobiography, Ning Lao Tai-Tai, is also interesting as she lived in the period, the late 19th to mid 20th century, during which China underwent its most dramatic changes. This is a genuine, warm-blooded, dramatic chronicle of a woman's life, of the life of one... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

2.

A Man Was Going Down the Road by Otar Chiladze EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Georgia flag Georgia
Recommended: 13 Sep 2022

3.

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth EN

Rating: 3.5     70 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of l... continue
Recommended: 21 May 2022

4.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4     796 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. “Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling first book, The Kite Runner.”—Newsweek Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Born a generation apart a... continue

5.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain : A Novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Thailand flag Thailand
Description:
"A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home. Witness to two centuries' flux in one of the world's most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future. A nineteenth-century missionary doctor pines for the comforts of New England even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A post-war society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting the course of her future. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music t... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

6.
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, David Hazard EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
The unforgettable story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian with deep love for both Jews and Arabs. The birth of the modern Jewish nation is set against ancient and modern history.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

7.

Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif, Abd al-Raḥmān Munīf EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
Description:
When oil is discovered in a poor 1930s Arab village, the religious, historical, and cultural confrontations that occur between the natives and the American colonizers threaten to destroy a way of life
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022

8.

Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History : Complete and Unabridged by Eusebius Pamphilus EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
All ten books of Eusebius' famous church history are presented here complete in a superb and authoritative translation. Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History is one of the first comprehensive, chronologically arranged histories ever written about the Christian church, and it is consulted by scholars and historians to this day. Eusebius authored his history as the Roman Empire's influence upon the European continent waned amid insurgencies and surrender of Roman lands to other peoples. This also a time in which Christianity's influence upon Europe's peoples burgeoned and grew. As one of a very few l... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

9.

Geisha : A Life by Mineko Iwasaki EN

Rating: 3.5     27 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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Growing Up bin Laden : Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World by Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, Jean Sasson EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knew--or thought they knew--before September 11, 2001. The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life--until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells th... continue


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