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Singapore
Patricia K. Kummer
0516225316
September 2003
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Singapore - A Pictorial History 1819-2000
Gretchen Liu
0700715843
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This fine compilation rises above the usual coffee-table designation with 1200 well-chosen images, mostly historical photos from both commercial photographers and amateurs but also sketches, paintings, and postcards from numerous sources, including one-of-a-kind family albums. For example, there is the earliest known extant pencil sketch (1823) and photograph (1843) of Singapore. Arranged chronologically, the four chapters consist of concise commentary and identification notes; the views include topographical studies, posed formal portraits, and spontaneous street scenes. All ethnic groups are presented in a balanced fashion, as are all kinds of activity political, economic, religious, cultural, and social. If the final section depicting the present-day city-state is a bit suggestive of government...


Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore
Noel Barber
0304364371
April 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Filled with drama, this classic account follows every step that led to the disastrous fall of Singapore to the Japanese in February 1942. The Japanese army, though outnumbered by 20,000 men, defeated the British only one week after the actual assault began. "Fortress" Singapore turned out to be nothing of the sort, with its defenders ill prepared and complacent. It was all too ripe for handing Japan its second victory of the war after Hong Kong.


The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics Series)
J. G. Farrell
1590171365
January 2005
Paperback
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—John Spurling
"[Farrell] is telling not just a story, but history itself, from inside and outside."

—Jeremy Lewis, The Times of London
"The Singapore Grip is an enterprising, intelligent and—as might be expected—highly readable saga."

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Singapore Chinese Society in Transition
Hong Liu
0820467995
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
As the first comprehensive study of its kind, this book analyzes the dynamics, processes, mechanisms, and consequences of socio-economic and political changes in Singapore Chinese society from 1945 to 1965. By employing a wide range of primary materials that have been rarely used before, the authors have demonstrated the multi-dimensionality and complexity of the Chinese society in postwar Singapore, which was full of vitality and politically active. They argue that the combination of the internal dynamism and the changing socio-political framework shaped the nature and characteristics of the Chinese community and its fundamental role in the making of modern Singapore. This study is essential reading for an understanding of not only the Chinese politics and business networks in postwar Singapore, but also the...


From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000
Yew, Lee Kuan
0060197765
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this memoir, the man most responsible for Singapore's astonishing transformation from colonial backwater to economic powerhouse describes how he did it over the last four decades. It's a dramatic story, and Lee Kuan Yew has much to brag about. To take a single example: Singapore had a per-capita GDP of just $400 when he became prime minister in 1959. When he left office in 1990, it was $12,200 and rising. (At the time of this book's writing, it was $22,000.) Much of this was accomplished through a unique mix of economic freedom and social control. Lee encouraged entrepreneurship, but also cracked down on liberties that most people in the West take for granted--chewing gum, for instance. It's banned in Singapore because of "the problems caused by spent chewing gum inserted into keyholes and mailboxes and on elevator...


Singapore: A Developmental City State
Lily Kong, et al
0471971901
June 3, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Singapore has achieved global prominence as the link between the international economy and one of the world's fastest growing regions. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the city. It reviews the city's social, physical and political characteristics and explores such current dilemmas as the means of accommodating the aspirations of an increasingly affluent population while overcoming the physical constraints of a small island state.

Card catalog description
Singapore is the dominant world city of Southeast Asia, the world's fastest growing region. Singapore is the lynchpin between the global economic system and the regional economy. Providing a review of the city's social, physical and political characteristics, this is a unique insight into the country's...


Post-Colonial Chinese Literatures in Singapore and Malaysia
Wong Yoon Wah
1879771683
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Essays In Singapore
Kevin Y. L. Tan
981210349X
June 2005
Paperback
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Lee's Law: How Singapore Crushes Dissent
Chris Lydgate
090801189X
April 2004
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Book Description
The perils of dissent in Singapore are at the heart of this poignant story of the country's most prominent opposition politician, J. B. Jeyaretnam. Following the career of this ambitious lawyer, prosecutor, and judge, the book traces his subsequent disenchantment with the system, his stunning political breakthrough at Anson in l981, and the devastating consequences of his direct opposition to Lee Kuan Yew and the ruling government. A chilling insight into Singapore's politics, the book also raises questions about Singapore's brand of "Asian democracy."

About the Author
Chris Lydgate covered Singapore and the Jeyaretnam saga for Asiaweek, The Economist, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Times of London. He has recently been a staff writer for The Wilamette Week in...


New Asian Style: Contemporary Tropical Living in Singapore
Jane Doughty Marsden
9625938273
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than ever before, interior design is a global affair. And more than ever, Westerners are eager to try out elements of Asian design. This book is the ultimate resource for professional and amateur designers seeking to recreate the mysterious elegance, balance, and beauty of Asian design. Through the magic of Masano Kawana's beautiful full-color photography, New Asian Style explores more than 30 stunning contemporary houses and homes from Singapore, all of which stand as examples of decorating and style that transcend their Eastern origins. In an effort to help designers pick up Asian ideas for their own settings, Jane Marsden's essays examine what elements make Asian style and how they might be captured in new settings anywhere in the world.

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Glass Palace
Amitav Ghosh
0375758771
February 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ghosh's epic novel of Burma and Malaya over a span of 115 years is the kind of "sweep of history" that readers can appreciateDeven loveDdespite its demands. There is almost too much here for one book, as over the years the lives and deaths of principal characters go flying by. Yet Ghosh (The Calcutta Chromosome; Shadow Lines) is a beguiling and endlessly resourceful storyteller, and he boasts one of the most arresting openings in recent fiction: in the marketplace of Mandalay, only the 11-year-old Indian boy Rajkumar recognizes the booming sounds beyond the curve of the river as English cannon fire. The year is 1885, and the British have used a trade dispute to justify the invasion and seizure of Burma's capital. As a crowd of looters pours into the fabled Glass Palace, the dazzling throne room of the nine-roofed...


BUFFALOES OVER SINGAPORE : RAF, RAAF, RNZAF and Dutch Brester Fighters in Action Over Malaya and the East Indies 1941-1942
Brian Cull
1904010326
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Brewster B-339 Buffalo received much criticism during its brief service with the RAF, some justified, some not. Some of the pilots who eventually flew it in combat were happy with their mounts, others hated it as an operational fighter.

Rightly considered below par for service in the UK, the vast majority of the 170 aircraft acquired by the RAF Purchasing Commission from the United States was diverted for use in the Far East, where it was believed they would be superior to any Japanese aircraft encountered should hostilities break out there.

This assessment was to prove tragically very incorrect. When war did erupt, the Japanese Army Air Force - with its highly maneuverable Ki-27 and Ki-43 fighters - and the Japanese Navy Air Force equipped with the mighty A6M Zero, proved vastly superior in just...


Singapore a Pictorial History 1819-2000
Gretchen Liu
981301881X
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This fine compilation rises above the usual coffee-table designation with 1200 well-chosen images, mostly historical photos from both commercial photographers and amateurs but also sketches, paintings, and postcards from numerous sources, including one-of-a-kind family albums. For example, there is the earliest known extant pencil sketch (1823) and photograph (1843) of Singapore. Arranged chronologically, the four chapters consist of concise commentary and identification notes; the views include topographical studies, posed formal portraits, and spontaneous street scenes. All ethnic groups are presented in a balanced fashion, as are all kinds of activity political, economic, religious, cultural, and social. If the final section depicting the present-day city-state is a bit suggestive of government...


Till the Break of Day
Ng Beng Yeong
9971692457
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
"Represents a broader and more enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary approach."

Book Description
This book documents the development of psychiatry in Singapore since its humble beginnings in the British colonial period. It should be of interest to health professionals, medical students, historians interested in the development of medicine & psychiatry and even members of the public with some basic understanding of psychiatry & psychology.

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Singapore
Lesley Layton
0761413529
January 2001
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Introduces the geography, history, religious beliefs, government, and people of Singapore. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Earthenware in Southeast Asia: Proceedings of the Singapore Symposium on Premodern Southeast Asian Earthenwares
John N. Miksic (Editor)
9971692716
September 2003
Hardcover
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Singapore
Dana Meachen Rau
0761417273
December 2003
Hardcover
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To Catch a Tartar: A Dissident in Lee Kuan Yew's Prison (Monograph 42/Yale Southeast Asia Studies)
Francis T. Seow
0938692569
October 1994
Paperback
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Ian Baruma, The New York Review
"...a devastating account of the destruction of the rule of law..."

Margaret John, Amnesty International
"...a very necessary book which will affect public perceptions...a worthy contribution to the serious study of repression everywhere."

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Brand Sense: Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Sound
Martin Lindstrom
0743267842
February 2005
Hardcover
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Fast Company, March 2005
"A host of savvy insights ... sexy, smartly packaged, and sure to spark debate."

Review
"BRAND sense is a landmark work that explains what the world's most successful companies do differently, integrating all five of the senses -- touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. The book will transform the way marketers approach the entire concept of branding."-- Charlie Bell, CEO & Chairman, McDonald's Corporation
"Martin Lindstrom, one of branding's most original thinkers, reveals how to break out of the two-dimensional rut of sight and sound, and connect emotionally with all five senses. His book provides data and insights that will surprise even the most savvy brand watcher."-- Robert A. Eckert, CEO & Chairman, Mattel, Inc.
"Martin Lindstrom has a talent for big...


Singapore
Garry Rodan (Editor)
0754621065
August 2001
Hardcover
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HURRICANES OVER SINGAPORE : RAF, RNZAF AND NEI FIGHTERS IN ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE OVER THE ISLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES, 1942
Brian Cull
1904010806
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hurricanes over Singapore is the companion volume to the successful Buffaloes over Singapore published in 2003. It continues the story of the RAF's gallant but futile attempt to stop the might of the Japanese invasion force in its quest to conquer not only Singapore, but also Sumatra and Java and all the other islands that constituted the Netherlands East Indies.

The Hurricanes went into action over Singapore on 20 January 1942 and the last two aircraft made the final flight at Java on 8 March that year. During the intervening time the Hurricane pilots and ground crew - British, New Zealanders, Australians, Canadians, Dutch and Americans - gave their all, with many making the supreme sacrifice. The majority of survivors would spend the next 3 .50 years as prisoners of the Japanese - and some of their...


Race and State in Independent Singapore: The Cultural Politics of Pluralism in a Multiethnic Socity
John R. Clammer
1840140291
November 1998
Hardcover
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Singapore Architecture: A Short History
Robert Powell, Patrick Bingham-Hall (Photographer)
0794602320
August 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Singapore Architecture captures the architectural heritage of Asia's crossroads city. The early temples, chophouses and colonial monuments hold historical significance, while the modern skyline reflects Singapore's role as a 21st-century powerhouse. The recent work of local architects represents a unique and dynamic mix of cross-cultural influences, combining traditional Asian style with a thorough knowledge of modern architecture.
Filled with full-color photographs of private houses, public buildings, shrines, mosques and office towers, this book reflects the broad spectrum of Singapore's buildings.

About the Author
Robert Powell, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Singapore from 1990 to 2000, has authored many books including...

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