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Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

Synopsis How do you grieve, if your family doesn’t talk about feelings? This is the question the unnamed protagonist of Ghost Forest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong “astronaut” fathers, he stays there to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Canada before the 1997 Handover, when the British returnedContinue Reading

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Synposis It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of theContinue Reading

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock & The Washington Post

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post

Synopsis The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimousContinue Reading

The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

Synopsis Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written”, The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of theContinue Reading

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