Ahonui Group's Global Affairs List

A Listmania! list by Michael Cleveland (Honolulu, Hawaii)
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The list author says: "This list comprises the best books we have found for understanding developing regions of the world. In some cases several books are necessary to adequately cover the topic. When appropriate, we have noted what we consider the strengths of each book."
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
1.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
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  "A superb look at why regions developed differently."
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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
2.  The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes
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  "Explores why some nations accumulated great wealth and others have not."
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The Epic of Latin America
3.  The Epic of Latin America by John Armstrong Crow
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  "A survey of the continent's history.  Great coverage of pre-20th century events."
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Modern Latin America
4.  Modern Latin America by Thomas E. Skidmore
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  "Superb coverage of post-independence Latin America."
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Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul
5.  Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul by Michael Reid
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  "The problems and opportunities in today's Latin America."
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Brazil: Five Centuries of Change, 2nd Edition
6.  Brazil: Five Centuries of Change, 2nd Edition by Thomas E. Skidmore
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  "The best single volume on Brazil.  An insightful look at one of the most important and least understood emerging markets."
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India: A History
7.  India: A History by John Keay
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  "Excellent overview of India, though not in great detail."
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
8.  India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
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  "Examines India post-independence.  Excellent coverage of internal politics."
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A History of Russia: Combined Volume
9.  A History of Russia: Combined Volume by Mark D. Steinberg
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  "A combination of two volumes, this book covers a thousand years of Russian history."
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The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West
10.  The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West by Edward Lucas
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  "An interesting look inside Russia today."
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Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
11.  Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture by John Bryan Starr
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  "Looks at issues from China's view, very enlightening for newcomers to the topics."
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China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities
12.  China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities by C. Fred Bergsten
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  "Excellent coverage of a variety of topics in modern China"
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The Chinese Century: The Rising Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and Your Job
13.  The Chinese Century: The Rising Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and Your Job by Oded Shenkar
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  "Focuses on China's economy, its future development and how it will affect the world's economic system."
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Africa: A Biography of the Continent
14.  Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
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  "From ancient to modern times, this book surveys the sweep of African history in a dynamic style."
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The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
15.  The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 by Thomas Pakenham
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  "A look at colonial powers in Africa and how the legacy of colonialism continues to influence the continent."
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The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence
16.  The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Martin Meredith
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  "An outstanding look at the last 50 years of Africa.  Superbly written."
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The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years
17.  The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis
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  "Excellent overview of Middle Eastern history by one of the most respected experts on the subject."
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A History of the Modern Middle East, Fourth Edition
18.  A History of the Modern Middle East, Fourth Edition by William L Cleveland
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  "Focuses on the modern era, but does a good job of putting events into historical perspective."
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