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    Descriptiona poignant description of Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam in 1950, with all their beauty, gentleness, grandeur and intricate political balance intact - Restores this lost world, like a phoenix, from the ashes of the Vietnam war and its aftermath - shows the Vietnamese guerilla movement in its infancy, ranged against the French colonial powers, and the early affects of imported Western materialism - a best-seller when first published, and venerated by all the Saigon-based war correspondents in the '70s - inspired Graham Greene to go to Vietnam and write The Quiet American


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    Title
    A Dragon Apparent
    Subtitle
    Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780907871330
    ISBN 10: 090787133X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 915.90453
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FML
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, TRV003060
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMV
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMC
    LC classification: DS522.6
    DC22: 915.9
    BIC subject category V2: 1FML
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS534 .L57 2003
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Eland Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Eland Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Norman Lewis is England's finest, living travel writer. He has written a dozen travel books, including such masterpieces as Naples'44, Golden Earth and The Honoured Society. He has also written thirteen novels. Lewis regards his life's major achievement to be the reaction to an article written by him entitled Genocide in Brazil, published in 1968. This led to a change in Brazilian law relating to the treatment of Indians, and to the formation of Survival International, which campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples.
    Review quote
    "one of the best post-war travel books and, in retrospect, the most heart-rending" The Observer