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Wave of Destruction: The Stories of Four Families and History's Deadliest Tsunami
Wave of Destruction: The Stories of Four Families and History's Deadliest Tsunami
by Erich Krauss
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This exquisitely written book puts a human face on the tragedy of last year's Southeast Asian tsunami through the heartbreaking and heroic stories of four who survived this cataclysmic natural disaster. Two 8-page photo inserts.... (read more)

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Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
by Alfred Habegger
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A brave British widow goes to Siam and—by dint of her principled and indomitable character—inspires that despotic nation to abolish slavery and absolute rule: this appealing legend first took shape after the Civil War when Anna Leonowens came... (read more)

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The English Governess at the Siamese Court
The English Governess at the Siamese Court
by Anna Leonowens
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Anna Leonownes' memoir of her six year as a governess in the Royal Palace of Bangkok was the inspiration for the beloved Broadway musical The king and I, as well as two award-winning films. First published in 1870, Leonowens' memoir is the true story of... (read more)

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A History of Thailand
A History of Thailand
by Chris Baker
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In A History of Thailand, Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit reveal how a world of mandarin nobles and unfree labour evolved into a rural society of smallholder peasants and an urban society populated mainly by migrants from southern China. They trace... (read more)

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4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison
4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison
by Warren Fellows
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In the late 1970s, author Warren Fellows and two of his friends had the perfect scheme: they would traffic heroin between Australia and Thailand, concealing it flawlessly in high-tech, invisible compartments in suitcases. The money was there, and the... (read more)

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Thai Folk Wisdom: Contemporary Takes on Traditional Proverbs
Thai Folk Wisdom: Contemporary Takes on Traditional Proverbs
by Tulaya Pornpiriyakulchai
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Brings together 50 Thai proverbs and sayings.... (read more)

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Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse: The Battle for Human Dignity in Bangkok's Bleakest Slums
Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse: The Battle for Human Dignity in Bangkok's Bleakest Slums
by Joe Maier
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For twenty-five years, Father Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and several projects for women and children with AIDS, working with and... (read more)

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Thailand: A Short History
Thailand: A Short History
by David K Wyatt
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This highly acclaimed book, the standard history of Thailand for almost twenty years, has now been completely revised by the author. David K. Wyatt has also added new sections examining the social and economic changes that have transformed the country in... (read more)

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The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in the Global City
The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in the Global City
by Ara Wilson
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An unusually accessible and exciting ethnographic study of the effects of contemporary processes of globalization on gender and sexuality in Thailand.... (read more)

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Bangkok: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)
Bangkok: A Cultural History (Cityscapes)
by Maryvelma O'neil
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In this vibrant cultural history, Maryvelma O'Neil takes us on an engaging tour of Bangkok, revealing the rich ancient heritage of this fascinating city. The capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok stands out as a place of extraordinary allure... (read more)

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Thailand's Political History: From the Fall of Ayutthaya to Recent Times
Thailand's Political History: From the Fall of Ayutthaya to Recent Times
by B.j. Terwiel
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Fresh insight into Thailand's history over the 250 years, from the fall of the old capital Ayutthaya in 1767 in the opening scene, to today, with the country's massive economic expansion.... (read more)

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Recollections of a Hidden Laos: A Photographic Journey
Recollections of a Hidden Laos: A Photographic Journey
by Linda Reinink Smith
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From the air, one sees mostly jagged, forest-covered mountains etched with unexpected waterfalls, glistening like milky quartz in all the green. Closer inspection reveals ethereal villages of grass-thatched huts from a past era clinging to high ridges... (read more)

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English Governess At the Siamese Court
English Governess At the Siamese Court
by Anna H Leonowens
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The Victorian memoir that inspired Broadway's The King and I and Anna and the King. The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok vividly recounts the experiences of one Anna Harriette... (read more)

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Corruption and Democracy in Thailand
Corruption and Democracy in Thailand
by Phongpaichit Pasuk
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This book is the result of a major research study on corruption, set in its political context. It covers estimates of the amounts involved; the roles of politicians, business people, bureaucrats, and police; the political background and impact; popular... (read more)

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Family life in a Northern Thai village :a study in the structural significance of women
Family life in a Northern Thai village :a study in the structural significance of women
by Sulamith H Potter
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-127) and index.... (read more)

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Thailand's Crisis
Thailand's Crisis
by Phongpaichit Pasuk
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This book is not so much about getting into an economic crisis as getting through one. It reviews what the IMF did, who got hurt, what worked, and what failed in the economic and social management of the crisis. It shows how political change got bound up... (read more)

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Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
by Ja Hamilton Merritt
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The staunchest of allies, the Hmong were America's foot soldiers in the brutal secret Lao theater of the Vietnam War, risking all to defend their homelands and to rescue downed American air crews. Abandoned by the United States when it withdrew in 1975... (read more)

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Heightening Enviromental Awareness As A
Heightening Enviromental Awareness As A
by Suda Ishida
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Local media with different types of readership construct news of the same environmental controversy in different ways, contends Ishida (media studies, Hamline U.). To bolster her premise, she traces the evolution of news concerning the Pak Mun damn... (read more)

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Family Life in a Northern Thai Village: A Study in the Structural Significance of Women
Family Life in a Northern Thai Village: A Study in the Structural Significance of Women
by Sulamith Hei Potter
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In Grandmother's House: Thai Folklore, Traditions, and Rural Village Life
In Grandmother's House: Thai Folklore, Traditions, and Rural Village Life
by Sorasing Kaowai
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