From the bestselling author ofWild Swans andMao: The Unknown Story <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> In this groundbreaking biography Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
Drawing on his experiences as the BBC's former Middle East correspondent and building on extensive original research Jeremy Bowen uses his vast array of contacts to weave together a convincing and compelling account hour by hour of the 1967 war between Israel and Egypt Jordan and Syria.
In this analysis of Iraqs role in both the Middle East and the world throughout history John Robertson provides a balanced account that explores the greatness and grandeur of the countrys ancient empires and achievements its contributions to the emergence of the worlds enduring monotheistic faiths and the role the great Arab caliphs of Baghdad have played in the great medieval cultural flowering that contributed so much to the European Renaissance and eventual rise of the West.
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