Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia and Singapore

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The Malay Peninsula is an area where not only has the East met the West but also where the East has met the East - a true crossroads. Authoritatively researched and drawing on numerous anecdotes, this book takes a fresh, bold approach to the study of the history of Malaysia and Singapore that would interest the general reader or student. As political entities, Malaysia and Singapore are twentieth-century phenomena. Looking at them historically must be in the context of the history of archipelago Southeast Asia. Rich in historical value, Crossroads will inform, educate, and entertain with its lively prose and controversial statements. Features: A well-documented account of the social, economic, and political history of Singapore and Malaysia up to today; Concise and highly readable, this entertaining book is replete with important names, dates, places, and the occasional anecdote; Features an extensive bibliography and index; Complete with photographs, maps, and information boxes/footnotes to facilitate better understanding; A reader-friendly guide suitable as a school adoption text.

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Jim Baker's Crossroads is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in more than a few quarters. His book presents a side of history not many may be aware of or even want to know - it is as thought-provoking as it is enlightening.

-The Sun (on the first edition)

Baker's thrilling book profits from his refusal to separate Singapore's history from Malaysia's. What we get is a broad story filled with surprising details drawn from his own experiences and from other scholarly works, and told in an easy and captivating style. Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore --Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

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Jim [James] Baker is a history and economics teacher at the Singapore American School. He is an American who has lived in Singapore for most of his life. He first published Crossroads in1999, and has subsequently written The Eagle in the Lion City (2005), an academic history of the American presence in Singapore, and Singapore s Eagles (2006), a 50th anniversary publication of the Singapore American School.

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