A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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By (author) Norman Lewis

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  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 216mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 090787133X
  • ISBN 13: 9780907871330
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, map
  • Sales rank: 86,909

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a 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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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.

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"one of the best post-war travel books and, in retrospect, the most heart-rending" The Observer