by Douglas Varner The summer of 1939 found Japan and Russia locked in what is usually called the Nomonhan Incident. By the time it ended, this fierce, undeclared war deep in Central Asia, virtually unreported in Western media, had produced tens of thousands of casualties and far-reaching historical consequences. This book draws upon Russian and Japanese sources to give the general reader a thorough yet manageable look at the incident, including the background and the long-term impact over the course of World War II and beyond. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Douglas Varner is an engineer and history buff living in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Diamond (Kim Eun-dong). (2008, paperback, 250 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.