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War in Shangri-La A Memoir of Civil War in Laos

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Very good clean copy with an inked inscription on first blank page but no other markings or annotations.

Sandwiched between Us-supported Thailand and Communist North Vietnam, the tranquil Buddhist kingdom of Laos - the original Shangri-La - became the centre of a major Cold War crisis in the early sixties, when Mervyn Brown served there as deputy to the British Ambassador. He has written a fascinating and highly readable account of his often hazardous experiences, which included the battle of Vientiance passing through his garden and a gruelling month as a prisoner of the left-wing Pather Lao guerrillas in remote mountainous jungle inhabited by Stone Age aboriginal people. His his story is set against the political and military crisis which developed in the USA administration in the face of the perceived Communist threat in the region but 'War in Shangri-La' remains a personal experience of a remarkable episode and a memorable account of Laos and its people.

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Author(s):
Brown, Mervyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1860647359
ISBN-13:
9781860647352
Number of pages:
243
Publisher:
Radcliffe Press (an imprint of I.B. Tauris)

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Very good clean copy with an inked inscription on first blank page but no other markings or annotations.

Sandwiched between Us-supported Thailand and Communist North Vietnam, the tranquil Buddhist kingdom of Laos - the original Shangri-La - became the centre of a major Cold War crisis in the early sixties, when Mervyn Brown served there as deputy to the British Ambassador. He has written a fascinating and highly readable account of his often hazardous experiences, which included the battle of Vientiance passing through his garden and a gruelling month as a prisoner of the left-wing Pather Lao guerrillas in remote mountainous jungle inhabited by Stone Age aboriginal people. His his story is set against the political and military crisis which developed in the USA administration in the face of the perceived Communist threat in the region but 'War in Shangri-La' remains a personal experience of a remarkable episode and a memorable account of Laos and its people.

Author(s):
Brown, Mervyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1860647359
ISBN-13:
9781860647352
Number of pages:
243
Publisher:
Radcliffe Press (an imprint of I.B. Tauris)

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