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Product Description: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other...read more

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9781410488602 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, April 6, 2016), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: "The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged"--Title page verso.
9781594204388 | Penguin Pr, January 19, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other.

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9780143109952 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 17, 2017), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other.

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9781504642125 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 19, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Ian Buruma] A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.
9781504642118 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 19, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Ian Buruma] A family history of surpassing beauty and power, Their Promised Land is Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

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Product Description: A family history of surpassing beauty and power, "Their Promised Land" is Ian Buruma s account of his grandparents enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.Ian Buruma s maternal grandparents were born into the same world: children of German-Jewish emigre stockbrokers living in London...read more

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9781504642101 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 19, 2016), cover price $76.00 | About this edition: A family history of surpassing beauty and power, "Their Promised Land" is Ian Buruma s account of his grandparents enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars.

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Product Description: In this now classic book, internationally famed journalist Ian Buruma examines how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their conduct during World War II—a war that they aggressively began and humiliatingly lost, and in the course of which they committed monstrous war crimes...read more

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9780374285951 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The author of Playing the Game explores the diverse ways in which Germany and Japan have dealt with the legacy of World War II, explaining how which East and West Germany have come to terms with the Holocaust, and the impact of the atomic bomb on Japan.

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9781590178584 | Reprint edition (New York Review of Books, September 1, 2015), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In this now classic book, internationally famed journalist Ian Buruma examines how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their conduct during World War II—a war that they aggressively began and humiliatingly lost, and in the course of which they committed monstrous war crimes.
9780452011564 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 1995), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Offering a uniquely new perspective on the pscyhes of Germany and Japan after World War II, an expert on those two countries' politics and history explores how each country dealt with its past and their legacies of guilt in light of the atrocities which were committed during the war.

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Product Description: Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, “by what makes the human species behave atrociously.” In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question—to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies over Anne Frank’s diaries, Japan’s militarist intellectuals and its kamikaze pilots...read more

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9781590177778 | New York Review of Books, September 16, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

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Product Description: A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War IIYear Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning...read more

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9781594204364 | Penguin Pr, September 26, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Book by Buruma, Ian

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9780143125976 | Penguin USA, September 30, 2014, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War IIYear Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945.

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9781482925296 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 26, 2013), cover price $79.95 | About this edition: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in sturdy Vinyl case.
9781482925302 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 26, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.
9781482925319 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 26, 2013), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: [Read by Gildart Jackson] Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945.

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Product Description: For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness accounts. The New York Review Abroad not only brings together twenty-eight of the most riveting of these pieces but includes epilogues that update and reassess the political situation (by either the original authors or by Ian Buruma)...read more
By Ian Buruma (introduced by) and Robert B. Silvers (editor)

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9781590176313 | New York Review of Books, June 4, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness accounts.

For eight years the president of the United States was a born-again Christian, backed by well-organized evangelicals who often seemed intent on erasing the church-state divide. In Europe, the increasing number of radicalized Muslims is creating widespread fear that Islam is undermining Western-style liberal democracy. And even in polytheistic Asia, the development of democracy has been hindered in some countries, particularly China, by a long history in which religion was tightly linked to the state. Ian Buruma is the first writer to provide a sharp-eyed look at the tensions between religion and politics on three continents. Drawing on many contemporary and historical examples, he argues that the violent passions inspired by religion must be tamed in order to make democracy work. Comparing the United States and Europe, Buruma asks why so many Americans--and so few Europeans--see religion as a help to democracy. Turning to China and Japan, he disputes the notion that only monotheistic religions pose problems for secular politics. Finally, he reconsiders the story of radical Islam in contemporary Europe, from the case of Salman Rushdie to the murder of Theo van Gogh. Sparing no one, Buruma exposes the follies of the current culture war between defenders of "Western values" and "multiculturalists," and explains that the creation of a democratic European Islam is not only possible, but necessary. Presenting a challenge to dogmatic believers and dogmatic secularists alike, Taming the Gods powerfully argues that religion and democracy can be compatible--but only if religious and secular authorities are kept firmly apart.

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9780691134895 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 21, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For eight years the president of the United States was a born-again Christian, backed by well-organized evangelicals who often seemed intent on erasing the church-state divide.

Paperback:

9780691156057 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 6, 2012, cover price $14.95

Miscellaneous:

9781400834204 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 28, 2010, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: From Shanghai before and during the Second World War to U.S. occupied Tokyo, and, finally, to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Ian Buruma's masterful novel about the intoxicating power of collective fantasy follows three star-struck men driven to extraordinary acts by their devotion to the same legendary woman...read more

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9780143116080 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 25, 2009), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From Shanghai before and during the Second World War to U.

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Product Description: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in New York by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 14, 2006, to February 16, 2007. Full-page reproductions and illustrated commentary on 109 works (paintings and drawings) plus 3 illustrated essays ("I must paint you!" by Sabine Rewald; Faces of the Weimar Republic by Ian Buruma; Neue Sachlichkeit in Germany: a brief history by Matthias Eberle) and a chronology...read more

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9780300117882 | Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 1, 2006, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In the 1920s Germany was in the grip of social and political turmoil: its citizens were disillusioned by defeat in World War I, the failure of revolution, the disintegration of their social system, and inflation of rampant proportions.
9780123881762, titled "New Trends in Genetic Risk Assessment: Based on the Proceedings of the Fifth International Round Table of the Rhone-Poulenc Sante Foundation, Nice 1" | Academic Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $116.00 | also contains New Trends in Genetic Risk Assessment: Based on the Proceedings of the Fifth International Round Table of the Rhone-Poulenc Sante Foundation, Nice 1
9780120409075, titled "Advances in Applied Biology" | Academic Pr, March 1, 1983, cover price $100.00 | also contains Advances in Applied Biology

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9781588392008 | Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 30, 2008, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in New York by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 14, 2006, to February 16, 2007.

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Product Description: From Shanghai before and during the Second World War to U.S.-occupied Tokyo, and, finally, to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Ian Buruma's masterful new novel about the intoxicating power of collective fantasy follows three star-struck men driven to extraordinary acts by their devotion to the same legendary woman...read more

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9781843549048 | Atlantic Books, November 1, 2008, cover price $26.80 | About this edition: From Shanghai before and during the Second World War to U.
9781594201943 | Penguin Pr, September 18, 2008, cover price $26.95

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9781843545460, titled "The China Lover: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance" | New edition (Atlantic Books, September 1, 2008), cover price $20.05 | About this edition: Ian Buruma returns to his native land to explore the great dilemma of our time through the story of the brutal murder of controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh at the hands of an Islamic extremist.

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Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular west's tolerance of other cultures.

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9781594201080 | Penguin USA, September 7, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, the son of Moroccan immigrants, killed celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie that 'blasphemed' Islam.

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Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular West's tolerance of other cultures. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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9780143112365 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 28, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular West's tolerance of other cultures.

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Product Description: El cadaver de una mujer aparece en los vestuarios de los estudios de la television israeli. El caso se lo adjudican al inspector Michael Ohayon, que emprendera una complicada y sangrienta investigacion por los meandros de las relaciones, tensiones, miedos y amores que suceden en los pasillos de los estudios...read more

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9788498410983 | Siruela, June 30, 2007, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: El cadaver de una mujer aparece en los vestuarios de los estudios de la television israeli.

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Product Description: El asesinato del cineasta Theo van Gogh, el 2 de noviembre de 2004, supuso un terremoto para la sociedad holandesa. Su crimen había sido filmar una película documental con Ayaan Hirsi Ali, diputada holandesa de origen somalí y una de las principales críticas del islam, sobre todo en lo relacionado a la cuestión de la mujer...read more

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9788483067048, titled "Asesinato en Amsterdam / Murder in Amsterdam: La muerte de Theo Van Gogh y los límites de la tolerancia / The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance" | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, March 30, 2007), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: El asesinato del cineasta Theo van Gogh, el 2 de noviembre de 2004, supuso un terremoto para la sociedad holandesa.

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Product Description: Anglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century.  As perceived by Anglophiles such as Voltaire and Montesquieu, England was a land of reason, freedom, and tolerance, a place where the Enlightenment found its greatest expression...read more
By Andrew Bolton and Ian Buruma (introduced by)

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9780300117851 | Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 28, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century.

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In a series of intimate dialogues and conversations with the legendary film director, the filmmaker's nephew reveals the stories behind his many films; his experiences directing Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn, John Voight, and Madonna, among others; his exploits as a gay artist in the 1950s; and growing up Jewish in World War II Europe. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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9780375757631 | Random House Inc, January 10, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In a series of intimate dialogues and conversations with the legendary film director, the filmmaker's nephew reveals the stories behind his many films; his experiences directing Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn, John Voight, and Madonna, among others; his exploits as a gay artist in the 1950s; and growing up Jewish in World War II Europe.

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Provides a thought-provoking analysis of the stereotypes and misunderstandings about the Western world that ignite anti-Western political movements, tracing the roots and evolution of such phenomena and examining why they have found a ready host in the Islamic world. Reprint.

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9781594200083 | Penguin Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Looks at the stereotypes and misunderstandings about the Western world that ignite anti-Western political movements, tracing the roots and evolution and examining why they have found a ready host in the Islamic world.

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9780143034872 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, March 29, 2005), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Provides a thought-provoking analysis of the stereotypes and misunderstandings about the Western world that ignite anti-Western political movements, tracing the roots and evolution of such phenomena and examining why they have found a ready host in the Islamic world.

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The author of Bad Elements and The Missionary and the Libertine traces the history of Japan from the country's nineteenth-century feudal isolation, to its rise to military power and defeat during World War II, to its rebirth as a global economic power and working democracy in the postwar era. Reprint.

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9780679640851 | Modern Library, February 4, 2003, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of Japan from the country's nineteenth-century feudal isolation, to its rise to military power and defeat during World War II, to its rebirth as a global economic and working democracy in the postwar era.

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9780812972863, titled "Inventing Japan: 1853-1964" | Reprint edition (Modern Library, November 1, 2004), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan's history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known.

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9788439709978 | Italian edition edition (Grijalbo Mondadori, September 30, 2003), cover price $20.95

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An intriguing study of China as seen from the perspective of its dissidents profiles these opponents of the country's official policies, reporting on exiles in California, religious dissidents in Beijing, the clash between cultural traditions and contemporary politics, the role of Taiwan, the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, and more. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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9780679457688 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, November 1, 2001), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A study of China as seen from the perspective of its dissidents profiles these opponents of China's official policies, reporting on exiles in California, religious dissidents in Beijing, and contemporary politics.

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9780679781363 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 2002), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An intriguing study of China as seen from the perspective of its dissidents profiles these opponents of the country's official policies, reporting on exiles in California, religious dissidents in Beijing, the clash between cultural traditions and contemporary politics, the role of Taiwan, the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, and more.

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The author of Anglomania explores the synergy between Eastern and Western thought in a collection of twenty-five insightful and eclectic essays on topics ranging from biographical profiles and popular culture to literary criticism. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780375502224 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, August 1, 2000), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Essays ranging from portraits of Benazir Bhutto and Imelda Marcos to narratives of the Seoul Olympics and the last days of Hong Kong reveal the culture of the East and debunk the myths held by Western and Eastern societies.

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9780375705373 | Vintage Books, August 14, 2001, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Essays ranging from portraits of Benazir Bhutto and Imelda Marcos to narratives of the Seoul Olympics and the last days of Hong Kong reveal the culture of the East and debunk the myths held by Western and Eastern societies.

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Product Description: "Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington Post Book WorldTo some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, provides an incisive look at anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the last two centuries...read more

Hardcover:

9780375502064 | Random House Inc, April 1, 1999, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Provides an entertaining and incisive look at England's unique place in European cultural history and its potential role in a unified Europe, explaining how England differs from continental Europe, its insular and cosmopolitan dichotomy, and other intriguing questions.

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9780375705366 | Vintage Books, April 1, 2000, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: "Imaginative, original--wittily written.

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Product Description: Derlin in Lights, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, is the collection of German aristocrat Harry Kessler's diaries between the two world wars. Count Harry Kessler (1868-1937), the son of a German banker and an Irish beauty, was a diplomat and publisher who moved easily among the worlds of art, politics, and society...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Ian Buruma (introduced by), Charles Kessler (trans) and Harry Kessler

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9780802116635 | Grove Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Derlin in Lights, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, is the collection of German aristocrat Harry Kessler's diaries between the two world wars.

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Product Description: Buruma's prismatic, fascinating first novel is a portrait of Ranji, the cricket player who was "not simply the greatest cricketer of all time, but a fairy tale prince . . . so famous that children sang songs about him, and grown men wept when they saw him play...read more

Hardcover:

9780374234522 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 1, 1991, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The narrator travels to India to learn about the life of a legendary cricket player, Ranji, who was part English and part Indian

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9780374526337 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 1991, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Buruma's prismatic, fascinating first novel is a portrait of Ranji, the cricket player who was "not simply the greatest cricketer of all time, but a fairy tale prince .

Product Description: Investigating the question of what happens to Asian cultures when traditions of the village break down and are replaced by the complexities of the modern world, the author's travels took him from Burma to Japan, via Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea...read more

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9780374164584, titled "God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey" | 1st edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 1, 1989), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The author relates his impressions of his travels through Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and Japan

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9780374522353, titled "God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey" | Reprint edition (Noonday Pr, November 1, 1990), cover price $11.00 | also contains Les Mots Des Derniers Soins: La Demarche Palliative Dans La Medecine Contemporaine | About this edition: Investigating the question of what happens to Asian cultures when traditions of the village break down and are replaced by the complexities of the modern world, the author's travels took him from Burma to Japan, via Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea.

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