Monday, May 30, 2016

The Kindle List

No excuses for not updating Bibliasia - I've been lazy. Will try to fix that. Since I don't have any favorite book that I've read recently I thought I'd first list all those I am in possession of. I'll start with the Kindle editions first, since the Asia related ebooks are in their own folder:

Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000 Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog
The Ascent of Manaslu: Climbing the world's eight highest mountain by Mark Horrell
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan
China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
Comes the Peace: My Journey to Forgiveness by Daja Wangchuck Meston
Eccentric Explorers by Michael Buckley
Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden
For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey Through a Chinese Prison by Liao Yiwu
The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk
The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road and the Rise of Modern China by Eric Enno Tamm
In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a journey Tibet, capture by the Tibetan authorities, imprisonment,... by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain by Jim Curran
The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold
Lost in Tibet : The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane and the Will to Survive by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
The Man Who Loved China (P.S.) by Simon Winchester
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
Married to Bhutan by Linda Leaming
Murder in Ancient China: Two Judge Dee Mysteries by Robert van Gulik
Nanda Devi by Eric Shipton, Jim Perrin, Stephen Venables and Hugh Ruttledge
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel C. Fick
The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm
Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell
Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
Peony: A Novel of China by Pearl S. Buck
Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914 by Richard Holmes
Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan by Giles Milton
Savage Arena by Joe Tasker and Chris Bonington
Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya by Greg Child
To A Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the Riches of the East by Stewart Gordon
The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery by Robert Van Gulik

35 titles, some of which have been reviewed here, some I only have a vague recollection of and some real gems that have not yet been introduced. A list of hard copy books would be nice, but has to wait until I organize the library again (and collect all the books lent to friends).

Quite many books about mountaineering. While I don't climb mountains myself, I've always been fascinated by them and love being in mountainous areas, especially the Himalayas and their foothills. In any case there's enough material for several posts in the not-too-distant future.

Oh, if you want to see a short film I made about our travel in Fujian province last Christmas check it out here: HERE.

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