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Crossroads: A Popular History Of Malaysia And Singapore (2nd Edition)

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In this fully updated, second edition of Crossroads, Jim Baker adds two new chapters that bring Malaysia and Singapore into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century. The original text (which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore neighbours with a common past) is also revised to re-evaluate events in the context of an ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 1st 2010
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Uwe Hook
Feb 08, 2014 Uwe Hook rated it really liked it
Crossroads provides the reader with an in-depth historical perspective of Singapore and Malaysia from the perspective of an American who has spent most of his life living and working in Singapore. Jim Baker provides succinct, poignant, and entertaining read of the area in a fashion reminiscent of Mitchner from an historical standpoint - he starts at that very beginning and brings you to the present.

Baker does a very good job of delivering a comprehensive history of the Malay Peninsula. Crossroad
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Ricardo
Jun 22, 2013 Ricardo rated it really liked it
Recommend it to anyone seeking to understand the region, and the errors the outside world often makes when arrogantly trying to "teach" others how to live and how to "protect" their traditional lifestyle...
C. Adam Volle
I don't think any other general history of a country I've read this year has left me feeling I had a better grasp of the subject matter - and I began reading it almost completely ignorant.
Jill
Aug 08, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction to the history of this complex region. Great introduction for travellers who want to know more about Malaysia and Singapore.
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Aug 26, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
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A good introduction to the history of Singapore and Malaysia. Probably would have liked more details but as an overview, this is quite good
Kelly Butler
Jul 09, 2014 Kelly Butler rated it liked it
Solid general history of Singapore and Malaysia, with a focus on politics and the economy. I would have liked a bit more social/cultural history but there is a good emphasis on race relations.
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Helped me understand Singapore and Malaysia before I visited them.
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