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Vietnam
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Vietnam

By Stanley Karnow

This book is in good condition. There is a lot of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is also a substantial amount of staining on the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are also markings throughout the book. "The roots of this book reach back to the early 1950s in Paris, where I began my professional career as a journalist. France, supported by the United States, was then fighting to retain its hold in Indochina against the Vietminh, the Communist-led nationalist movement there. As I reported on the French end of the war, I soon became acquainted with the names and places in Vietnam from a distance, But I scarcely imagined that they were to be part of my own experience. Then, in 1959, I was assigned to cover eastern Asia; the region that included Vietnam became my beat for more than two decades. I visited Vietnam most recently in 1981 for seven weeks, the longest permitted an American correspondent since the Communists gained control of the entire country in 1975...." - Preface from Vietnam: A History

$135.35

Dragon Ascending
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Dragon Ascending

By Henry Kamm

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards, and the pages are clear of any markings. "Heat hangs moist and heavy, making outlines tremble and shimmer. Clothes cling, and movements are gentle, gliding more than treading. Peasants in black pajamas lead their buffalo across fields of rice stubble. Women in conical hats mother their youngest while tending their vegetable patches, now and then shooing intruding hens. older children, many with a smaller brother or sister astraddle on a hip, flock round a visitor, their number growing as they follow his every step. "Hello!" they chant cheerfully, or "bye-bye!" mindless of the opposite meanings of the greetings they offer to all foreigners...." - Chapter One from Dragon Ascending

$10.39