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Voices From The Plain Of Jars

Author : Fred Branfman
ISBN : 9780299292232
Genre : History
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Previous ed.: New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Feeding Manila In Peace And War 1850 1945

Author : Daniel F. Doeppers
ISBN : 9780299305109
Genre : History
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The first book to explore the critical problem of provisioning the megacity. A historical study of Manila looks at the continuing challenges of getting food, water, and services to the millions of people who live in the world s megacities."

In Plain Sight

Author : Tyrell Haberkorn
ISBN : 9780299314408
Genre : History
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Following a 1932 coup d'état in Thailand that ended absolute monarchy and established a constitution, the Thai state that emerged has suppressed political dissent through detention, torture, forced reeducation, disappearances, assassinations, and massacres. In Plain Sight shows how these abuses, both hidden and occurring in public view, have become institutionalized through a chronic failure to hold perpetrators accountable. Tyrell Haberkorn's deeply researched revisionist history of modern Thailand highlights the legal, political, and social mechanisms that have produced such impunity and documents continual and courageous challenges to state domination.

Eternal Harvest

Author : Karen Coates
ISBN : 9781934159491
Genre : History
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Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the commitment of bomb-disposal teams. People take precedence in this account, which is deeply personal without ever becoming a polemic.

Dreams Of The Hmong Kingdom

Author : Mai Na M. Lee
ISBN : 9780299298845
Genre : History
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Authoritative and original, "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom "is among the first works of its kind, exploring the influence that French colonialism and Hmong leadership had on the Hmong people s political and social aspirations. "

Of Beggars And Buddhas

Author : Katherine A. Bowie
ISBN : 9780299309503
Genre : History
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An exploration of subversive, ribald variations of the most important story in Theravada Buddhism.


Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 089608681X
Genre : History
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Of the many books that challenged the Vietnam War, Howard Zinn's stands out as one of the best--and most influential. It helped spark national debate on the war. It includes a powerful speech written by Zinn that President Johnson should have given to lay out the case for ending the war. This new edition, Volume 3 in the South End Press Radical 60s Series, includes a new introduction by Howard Zinn.Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal is part of a seven volume Radical sixties series which includes:1. SNCC: The New Abolitionists2. The Southern Mystique3. Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal4. Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order5. Postwar America: 1945 - 19716. Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works7. Failure To Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian

Rand In Southeast Asia

Author : Mai Elliott
ISBN : 9780833049155
Genre : History
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This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era and assesses the effect that this research had on U.S. officials and policies. Elliott draws on interviews with former RAND staff and the many studies that RAND produced on these topics to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times and conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved.

Kill Chain

Author : Andrew Cockburn
ISBN : 9780805099270
Genre : History
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An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story; its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs that made UAV operations possible, the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the reader inside the well-guarded world of national security, the book reveals the powerful interests - military, CIA and corporate - that have led the drive to kill individuals by remote control. Most importantly of all, the book describes what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy -- and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn -- have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn's Kill Chain unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare, a revelation that readers will find surprising as well as shocking.

A Great Place To Have A War

Author : Joshua Kurlantzick
ISBN : 9781451667882
Genre : History
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1960. President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. In January 1961, Eisenhower approved the CIA's Operation Momentum, a plan to create a proxy army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos. Kurlantzick shows how the brutal war lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos's total population, and changed the nature of the CIA forever

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