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  • A THOUSAND WINGS. by Huo, T. C.
    Huo, T. C.
    A THOUSAND WINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Laotian born author, one which follows follows a gay cook from his native, war-torn Laos to internment in Thailand to San Francisco. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-525942807.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77901
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  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON: A Journey through South East Asia. by Schmid, Peter.
    Schmid, Peter.
    IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON: A Journey through South East Asia.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1957). Hardcover first edition - An account of the author's travels in Indo-China [Vietnam], Cambodia, Laos, Siam, Burma, Malaya and Indonesia in the period right after the collapsing of the colonial powers and of newly independent states. The "dragon" casting its shadow is Communist China. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Translated from the German by Mervyn Savill. Publisher's black tape on copyright page. 288 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a poor dust jacket with large chips to the front cover and the ends of the dj spine.

    Book ID: 82388
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  • THE LITTLE KINGDOM. by Stieglitz, Perry.
    Stieglitz, Perry.
    THE LITTLE KINGDOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Armonk, New York & London: M. E. Sharpe, Inc. (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is a combination of the history of Laos from 1959-1984, travelogue, diary and love story. From Publishers Weekly: the author "recounts the tragedy of a gentle people caught up in factional conflicts led by three Lao princes. He records the chaotic history of Laos in its last years and the struggle by shaky coalitions representing outside interests to maintain the country's independence and neutrality prior to the communist takeover in 1975. A keen, sympathetic observer, the author evokes the storybook charm of the former French colony as he quotes letters written home during his romantic courtship of and subsequent marriage to…

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    Armonk, New York & London: M. E. Sharpe, Inc. (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is a combination of the history of Laos from 1959-1984, travelogue, diary and love story. From Publishers Weekly: the author "recounts the tragedy of a gentle people caught up in factional conflicts led by three Lao princes. He records the chaotic history of Laos in its last years and the struggle by shaky coalitions representing outside interests to maintain the country's independence and neutrality prior to the communist takeover in 1975. A keen, sympathetic observer, the author evokes the storybook charm of the former French colony as he quotes letters written home during his romantic courtship of and subsequent marriage to one of the princes' daughters. He also depicts a bewildering, multinational cast of characters, including Americans who, according to the policies of successive administrations, alternately supported the kingdom or speeded its downfall." Map frontispiec, photographs, index. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-873326172.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 66878
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  • CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China. by Wollaston, Nicholas.
    Wollaston, Nicholas.
    CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Roy Publishers, (c. 1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - As an independent journalist, Wollaston traveled through Communist China, observing both the rapid progress the country was making and the drastic oppression and lack of freedom, and then he traveled through North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, down the Mekong, and ending his journey at Angkor Wat. An interesting picture of the contrast between China and Southeast Asia in the years immediately preceding the Vietnam War. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Maps. 208 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, slight spine slant, in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68246
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