Books by Jasper Becker

Released: May 1, 2005

"More geopolitically engaged, but also less titillating, than Bradley K. Martin's Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader (2004). But of much interest to readers who wonder where the next war will be fought."
"To paraphrase Tolstoy, all rogue states are rogue states in their own way, but North Korea is the only one to present multiple dangers and on a massive scale." So writes foreign correspondent Becker (The Chinese, 2000, etc.), who reveals that at least one node on the so-called Axis of Evil is a nasty and dangerous place indeed. Read full book review >
THE CHINESE by Jasper Becker
Released: Dec. 8, 2000

"An authoritative, detailed, and nonintimidating treatment of a fascinating and often misunderstood subject. (maps and illustrations, not seen)"
A remarkably thorough and up-to-date portrait of the Chinese state—"probably the oldest functioning organization in the world"—and the 1.3 billion people inhabiting it. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A remarkable book, the more devastating for its quietness and absence of rhetoric. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The first serious attempt to unearth the truth of the massive human tragedy behind the ``Great Leap Forward'' in China between 1958 and 1961. Read full book review >