Book Review

The Lie at the Center of the Singapore Legend

The meta-narrative of the founding of modern Singapore is that as a young lawyer and activist Lee Kuan Yew beguiled the Communists into backing the People’s Action Party and once in power turned on them, jailin... Read More...
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Book Review: Hump Pilot

Starting in 1942, Ned Thomas, then a young US Army second lieutenant, and his peers winged skyward from their base in northeast India to hoist multiple tons of war material over the Himalayas to land in and pro... Read More...
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Book Review: In Manchuria

The head of the chicken that is the map of China is more or less in the place that we would call Manchuria. Dongbei (the Northeast) as it’s more commonly known now is bitterly cold in winter, desolate, and pock... Read More...
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Book Review: Meltdown in Tibet

Michael Buckley is a travel writer who first went to Tibet to raft its rivers and describe its vast landscape in 1985.  In the ensuing 30 years, according to a searing new book on environmental destruction at t... Read More...
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Book Review: Money Logging

On Oct. 3, 2011, a depressed, paranoid former chief operating officer for a San Francisco-based property company called Sakti International named Ross Boyert slipped a plastic bag over his head, taped it tight ... Read More...