Shortlist year: 
2018
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Penguin Random House UK

About the book

Book cover - Asia's reckoning - the struggle for global dominance by Richard McGregor, author of the party.
Winner

For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the tensions in the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's old alliances threatens to upend the region. If the United States helped lay the post-war foundations for modern Asia, Asia's Reckoning reveals how that structure is now crumbling.