Non-fiction & Biography


Sort by: Product Price Default
Winning Against The Odds

Winning Against The Odds covers the critical years 1961–1965, when battle raged between NTUC and the pro-communist unionists for the hearts and minds of Singapore workers. This period was a turning point in the broader struggle against militant forces out to destroy Singapore’s way of life. NTUC’s foundations were laid then, a fact not well known to many people, not even to members of today’s labour movement. In Winning Against The Odds, S R Nathan relives that period, telling in his typically direct fashion, what he remembers about the events that took place then, to give a sense of the harsh realities that he and his colleagues were confronting. In simple language he also relates the conflicts he had with union leaders, civil servants and the man he deeply admires, C.V. Devan Nair. 

Our price: US$21.50
Writing Your Autobiography

Everyone has one book that they are qualified to write – their own life story. But not everyone knows how to go about doing it. Now, with this little book, which will have them chuckling as they read it, they can get expert advice and finally get started.

Writing Your Autobiography is a blueprint for the would-be autobiographer. It takes you step by step through all the issues, from literary styles to practical matters such as how to get published.

Our price: US$9.50
Zheng He and The Treasure Fleet

Seven grand armadas. Thousands of ships. Legions of men. Exotic cornucopia. Historical, religious and cultural relics. Beauties of China and concubines for foreign potentates.

This was scale and magnitude of Ming dynasty Admiral Zheng He's Treasure Fleet's expeditions from the Middle Kingdom to the Arab, Occidental and Oriental worlds of antiquity.

This truly Renaissance explorer championed new cartography, new shipbuilding technology; founded colonies and outposts; left flora, fauna, religious, historical and cultural artifacts; and transformed the face of Asia and the world.

From China to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania, the Treasure Fleet explored and documented an ancient world. Their exploits are only recently being discovered and researched by present-day historians, the generating worldwide interest and controversy.

Retrace the admiral's voyages and revisit his ports of call. Experience their moments of history and culture, and discover their present-day legacy.

  • Full colour illustrations
  • Old maps, old prints
  • Archival and contemporary pictures documenting the then and now.

Our price: US$19.90