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  • Not even God Could sink Titanic

    $4.99$14.99 Lindgren, Pia
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    The Titanic disaster is perhaps the most famous ship accident of all time. While the Titanic was a symbol of technological advancement, it also became a symbol of human supremacy and produced the superstition that is was unsinkable. The maiden voyage of the Titanic was for many emigrants a safe start to their dream of a new life in America, but the passage was far from safe.

    Interest in the Titanic has always been enormous, probably since she left no trace. It increased when the wreck was found in 1985 and the 1997 movie Titanic showed the ship’s downfall. For those who had relatives onboard, the movie became a source of sorrow.

    It was also one of the reasons that Pia Lindgren chose to research the Danbom family onboard the Titanic that fatal night in April 1912. Here she tells their family history.

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  • Origin of the Tai People, Volume 8―Early Tai Kingdoms of the BC Period

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 8―Early Tai Kingdoms of the BC Period gives detailed information about the current academic knowledge of the various states that were established and governed by ethnic Tai people in the region of modern China, a long time before the first Han Chinese entered the area.
    Alone with the deciphering of the human DNA we are now in a position to know more precisely about our own biogenesis and about our migration routes within the territory of East Asia and mainland Southeast Asia.
    Today it is generally accepted that the populations inhabiting southern China and most parts of the eastern lands between the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BC and before spoke languages that were not related to Chinese and the early principal states or kingdoms in this region were often conglomerations of distinct ethnic peoples under the leadership of a politically dominant ethnic group.
    This work is part of the discussion about the achievements of the Tai people in their ancient seats before the ethnic Han Chinese appeared in their various habitats in much later times of history and established their first Chinese Empire in 221 BC.
    The text is supported with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People Volume 7

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Tai Folklore and Spirit Belief System

    Origin of the Tai People 7―Tai Folklore and Spirit Belief System describes the wide field of oral traditions and the complex ritual belief system of the ethnic Tai people.

    Spirit worship is as old as mankind itself and among the Tai people the phenomenon goes back to the ancient days when the first Tai-Kadai speakers originated in the area of modern southern China, from where they migrated to all parts of mainland Southeast Asia and as far as Assam province of India.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 6―Northern Tai-Speaking People of the Red River Delta and Their Habitat Today

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 6―Northern Tai-Speaking People of the Red River Delta and Their Habitat Today explains the involvement of Tai-Kadai people in the early history of modern Vietnam, especially their early presence in the Red River Delta.

    A number of modern scholars propose that the ancient Yue people, who inhabited at the end of the 1st millennium BC this region, included not only Yue proper, but the majority of this group were in fact Tai-Kadai-speaking people, who in turn were genetically linked with the aboriginal Austronesians of ancient Taiwan.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 5―Cradle of the Tai People and the Ethnic Setup Today

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 5―Cradle of the Tai People and the Ethnic Setup Today deals with the early homeland (or ‘Urheimat’) of the Tai people and the contemporary ethnic makeup of the area. New evidence emerged across various academic disciplines that the people who spoke Tai-Kadai languages at the time in history when the first Han Chinese moved southwards across the Yangtze River never spread across the vast southern Chinese region but were concentrated in the more concluded (and mountainous) area of modern provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Guangdong and Hunan of southern China as well as the adjoining modern provinces Ha Giang, Cao Bang Lang Son and Quang Ninh of Northeast Vietnam, even extending into the Red River Valley as we now know.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 4―Ethnic Descent of the Tai-Kadai People

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 4―Ethnic Descent of the Tai-Kadai People describes the latest academic hypothesis on the ancient forefathers of the Tai people. Those ancient forebears, named pre-Austronesians, migrated from the area of the mid-Huang He Valley (or mid-Yellow River Valley) of modern northeastern China southward into the Yangtze River Delta of eastern China, and followed the coastal route to the Fujian coast of southeastern China.

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  • Early Port Cities in the Malay Peninsula

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Early Port Cities in the Malay Peninsula gives most recent discovered information about the historical spread of Indian (or better Tamil) culture from southern India across the Bay of Bengal to the Malay Peninsula and from there to other parts of mainland Southeast Asia (Funan, Champa, Chenla and Dvaravati) and finally to maritime Southeast Asia.

    As this work will show, it was not an Indianization but a Tamilization, since the ethnic Tamil people of the southernmost region of India played the active part to transfer their religious and cultural traits from their homeland to Southeast Asia.

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  • Early Seafaring and Maritime Trade in India and Southeast Asia

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Early Seafaring and Maritime Trade in India and Southeast Asia is a work about the early seafarers and maritime traders from prehistoric times in general and the ancient sailors of India and early Indianized states of Southeast Asia in particular.

    The text is complemented with plenty of illustrations.

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  • Outsourced World

    $4.99 Wilson, G. R. / WriterFX
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    Seducing Goddess Durga During The Clinton Era

    Our perception of recent history has been warped by three big events: the over-hyped millennial change (20th to 21st century) that got intertwined with the Dotcom Bubble; the traumatic “9-11” outrage with its catastrophically aggressive responses; and the creepy arrival of our “always on” connectivity to the “hive mind” … in the form of Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Added to which (gasp!) there’s the 2008-09 collapse of our financial system!

    With those 18 roller-coaster years tormenting our minds we’ve allowed (through neglect) the 1990s to slip into obscurity. Might “Monica Lewinsky” be the first thing you recall about the 1990s? Turns out those Clinton years are pockmarked by far more political and economic corruption than the sex, race, and LSD obsessed 1960s!

    From 1991 forwards a slew of reckless geopolitical manoeuvres were initiated, which taken together completely upended a western world that had just enjoyed 45 stable years. The catalyst, but not the cause, was the official (December 26, 1991) dissolution of the Soviet Union. An event long anticipated by a psychotic Elite who had grabbed ownership of the West while JFK’s corpse was still warm.

    The military “New World Order” was begun by Operation Desert Storm. But the economic “New World Order” did not emerge until after 1st January 1995: the day the World Trade Organization was declared ‘international law’. For your benefit, those two major developments have been intelligently integrated into this book’s main narrative: the Author’s sudden confrontation with a radically transformed employment landscape.

    One of the great appeals of this 210 page book — perfect for a weekend read, or long-haul flight — is the accessible way in which real geopolitics have been interwoven with the Author’s own 1996 predicaments, as viewed from Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.

    The reader also gains unique anthropological insights as the Author recounts (in explicit detail) his lustful encounter with two Muslim females. Believe it or not, the 1990s offered a uniquely relaxed sexual atmosphere in several of the more progressive Islamic nations. Increasing numbers of Muslim women were quietly seeking out sexual thrills (e.g., oral sex without vaginal penetration), Western boyfriends, and even Western husbands. Yet by year 2000 this trend was being vehemently opposed by Saudi-sponsored Islamic radicalism.

    Read this book to celebrate not only what was, but also what might have been. Precious few new titles manage to both educate and entertain like this one does. Whether male or female, you will be thrilled by Outsourced World [Book-1]

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  • The Chong People

    $9.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The Chong People—A Pearic-Speaking Group of Southeastern Thailand and Their Kin in the Region is a work about the indigenous Chong people who have settled in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces of southeastern Thailand and an overview about their Pearic kin groups in Thailand and Cambodia.

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  • Chanthaburi City

    $9.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Chanthaburi City—An Ancient, Multiethnic and Significant Municipality in Southeastern Thailand is a work about the little but pretty city of Chanthaburi, located in southern part of East Thailand, which has a long and ancient history and is populated by a distinct mix of peoples and cultures.

    Though the exact date when the city of Chanthaburi was founded is still unknown, the city exists at least since the mid-14th century AD and some historians believe it was founded by the ethnic Chong people already as early as the 12th century AD at the bank of the Chanthaburi River, a short distance west of the 7th century AD Khmer city of Phamniet, the forerunner of Chanthaburi city.

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  • The Kingdom of Phamniet

    $9.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The Kingdom of Phamniet―An Early Port State in Modern Southeastern Thailand is a study about the tiny Khmer Kingdom (or state) of Phamniet, which was founded by a colony of Khmer people in the late-6th or early-7th century AD near the modern city of Chanthaburi.

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  • William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated is a supplementary work to Joachim Schliesinger’s trilogy about the Origin of the Tai People. It contains information about Dodd’s biography and an interpretation of his view regarding the origin of the Tai race as well as the complete text of Dodd’s classic work The Tai Race: Elder Brother of the Chinese. In addition, it also includes the text of his article “Some Notes on a Missionary Tour through South China among the Tai Race” published in 1910.

    Dodd’s textual works are annotated with informative notes about his missionary undertakings and illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 3

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 3―Genetic and Archaeological Approaches is the third volume of a trilogy that informs about the origin of the Tai people by providing an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches. The first volume (Origin of the Tai People 1—Historical Approach) deals with the prehistory of the Tai people from the historical view. The second volume (Origin of the Tai Peoples 2―Linguistic Approach) presents the historical background of the Tai-Kadai language family.

    The volume is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 2

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Origin of the Tai People 2―Linguistic Approach is the second volume of a trilogy that presents the early history of the Tai race from the linguistic view. The first volume (Origin of the Tai People 1—Historical Approach) deals with the prehistory of the Tai people from the historical approach. The third volume (Origin of the Tai People—Genetic and Archaeological Approaches) provides an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches in connection with the Tai people.

    The linguistic prehistory of the Tai-Kadai language is illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Origin of the Tai People 1

    $7.49 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Historical Approach

    Origin of the Tai People 1―Historical Approach is the first volume of a trilogy that deals with the early history of the Tai people from the historical view. The second volume (Origin of the Tai Peoples 2―Linguistic Approach) presents the linguistic background of the Tai-Kadai language family. The third volume (Origin of the Tai People—Genetic and Archaeological Approaches) provides an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches in connection with the Tai people.

    The text is illustrated and supported with many images.

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  • Lucifer’s Symphony

    $3.99 Brook, L. W.
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    Movement One

    Fall back to the 1400’s where kingdoms stand tall and witches hide within the shadows.

    Amaryllis, one of the great kingdoms of Southern Italy finds itself shaken by a Summer storm of heavy cloud and ice. And yet, at the edge of this phenomenon, a village is turned to ash by a sudden flash of fire across their homes and farmland.

    The king believes this to be an act of witchcraft, for the evil have summoned the devil.

    However, while Lucifer walks the earth, there is often another who attracts the attention of the kingdom.

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  • Orphans of the Secret War

    $9.99 King, Bruce
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    American soldiers left after Vietnam, breaking hearts of many Thai women, abandoning mix-breed children to grow up within a culture that wouldn’t accept them.

    The title of the conflict “The Vietnam War”, doesn’t totally encompass the impact it had on the region it consumed–Southeast Asia.

    In the 1960s and throughout the 70s, the much more powerful North Vietnamese Army took full advantage of Laos’ weaker position by fueling the internal conflict within the landlocked country and gaining room for their troops to maneuver within Laos. During this time, and fearing that the communist propaganda would cross its border with Laos and spread unrest within, The Kingdom of Thailand agreed that the US military could use Thai air bases around the country to fight in defense of freedom and democracy. The Americans swarmed into the Thai Kingdom like migrating African bees, ultimately giving Thailand something magical to smile about, at least superficially.

    The social stratosphere of Thailand quickly adapted like only Thai culture can. Cities were erected around Thai Air Force Bases throughout the nation, solidifying the shaky foundation of shadow businesses that abound in Thailand and generate a large portion of the Thai GDP.

    One nation’s lust gave rise to the “shadow economy” as it temporarily pacified another nation’s greed. To supply the popular demand, entertainment venues opened and were thronged with lonely Tahaan Falaang, and “bar-girls” willingly came in waves to provide their services.

    Is it that people who are willing to sell their bodies have no dignity, no limits? Or is it the other way around–that the person willing to buy someone’s body–has no dignity, and no limits?

    Before you come to any conclusions, allow me to tell you a short story…

    I am a result of the Vietnam War, actually—the “Secret War” in Laos–a bastard son of an American soldier stationed in Udon Thani during the decades-long Indochina conflict. When American soldiers moved into Udon Air Force Base, the promise of great opportunities and riches excited many impoverished villagers around the rural Isaan farmlands; long overlooked by the Thai government. My mother, a young woman at the time, embraced this chance to make money, and even dreamed of being married off to a rich Tahaan Falaang who would take her away from the misery of subsistence living—a poor rural Isaan woman’s fantasy that evaporated the moment the Americans packed up and went home.

    Many of the women pursuing a dream became pregnant. Out of guilt, some would abort, knowing that bearing a mixed-breed child would only bring disgrace and shame to her family. Yet, many children were given the chance of life, only to find their culture was not ready to accept them for who they were—children of God. In fact, a Thai term had to be invented just to describe such children—“loog-kruenk” or “half-breed”. Something like “half-blood” or “half-ghost-half-human”.

    Upon returning home, pregnant and abandoned, my mother hid her secret as long as she could, only to have it revealed through the noticeably different looking son born to her. He would never be confused with a typical  Isaan farmer. Undereducated Isaan villagers did everything possible to lift my mother onto the stage of disgrace. With mounting pressure to survive in these rural lands, my mother did what many women in the same situation did—dropped me off at an orphanage where I witnessed the darker side of “Thai-ness”—and where I quickly learned how to conform to the system.

    It was a journey that shredded my spirit and buried me deep in despair. I had no choice but to reach out into the unknown, begging a comet to save me and praying to any invisible powers willing to listen to an orphan’s plea.

    Fate took me there. But a miracle brought me out…

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  • 1970’s Billericay Boy

    $4.99$13.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    1970’s Billericay Boy is the story of a boy growing to early manhood in the Seventies and transports the reader slap-bang into the middle of a world of ‘bunking’ off school, getting the ‘whack’, smoking Players’ cigarettes at the top of the school field and ‘getting off’ with ‘birds’ at the back of the Archer Hall disco.

    The book is as hilarious, moody and sad as the lives of many teenagers of the time were and those who grew up in the era of Raleigh Choppers, Yamaha Fizzies, flared trousers, DM boots and Saturday afternoon football hooliganism will identify with it well. Dripping with nostalgia and peppered with a host of unforgettable characters, the author remembers his first clumsy encounters with girls, the first vehicles he ever owned and the first time he ever got drunk, as well as reliving the pressures and uncertainties of growing up and starting work during one of Britain’s worst economic recessions – all set against a soundtrack of David Bowie, Abba and Johhny Rotten’s Sex Pistols.

    Peter Jaggs has written many books about Thailand, most of which have reached bestselling status in their own categories. 1970’s Billericay Boy is different in that it revisits the decade he is convinced led him to run like hell to Asia in the first place. Shocking, sobering and side-splittingly funny, his latest book must surely be seen as an important piece of social history in its own right.

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  • Exodus The Story of Prophet Moses (Musa) & Prophet Aaron (Harun) In Islam

    $0.99$9.99 Taqra, Muham
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    This book is story of Prophet Aaron (Harun) & Prophet Moses (Musa) in islam faith. Based from Al-Quran & Al-Hadith.

    Prophet Musa ibn Amram known as Moses in the Hebrew Bible, is considered a prophet, messenger, and leader in Islam. In Islamic tradition instead of introducing a new religion, Moses is regarded by Muslims as teaching and practicing the religion of his predecessors and confirming the scriptures and prophets before him.

    Prophet Harun or Aaron (Arabic: هارون, Harun) is also mentioned in the Quran as a prophet of God. The Quran praises Aaron repeatedly, calling him a “believing servant” as well as one who was “guided” and one of the “victors”. Aaron is important in Islam for his role in the events of the Exodus, in which, according to the Quran and Muslim tradition, he preached with his brother Moses to the Pharaoh of the Exodus.

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