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Title Crossroads: A popular history of Malaysia and Singapore (4th Edition)  
ISBN 9789814841900
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Jim Baker
Specifications 227 x 152mm / 480pp / Paperback
Publication Date Mar-2020
Target Audience General
Price (SGD) SGD 35.00
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About the Book

From Srivijaya to British Malaya to modern nation-states, Crossroads traces the complex currents of history and politics in Malaysia and Singapore – neighbors with a common past hurtling along different paths – and the challenges facing each country in the twenty-first century.

“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
other scholarly works, and told in an easy and captivating style.”
— Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute

“A must-read for those puzzled about what’s behind
recent head­lines from Southeast Asia.”
— Ken Whiting, former Associated Press Singapore Bureau Chief

“Jim Baker has written and recounted a history of Malaysia and
Singapore for everyone with great zest, charm and interpretive skill.”
— Prof. Cheah Boon Kheng, author of Malaysia: The Making of a Nation

“Informative and entertaining... Baker is bold in his approach,
not mincing his words nor attempting to soften the blow of cold hard facts.”
— The Sun

About the Author

Jim 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 wrote Crossroads in 1999, and subsequently wrote The Eagle in the Lion City (2005), an academic history of the American presence in Singapore, and Singapore’s Eagles (2006), a fiftieth-anniversary publication of the Singapore American School.
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