ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / History / Military / Vietnam War

Laos, Caught In The Web

| £4.99 | €5.61 | Ca$8.10 | Au$7.99
by Judy Rantala
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Laos, Caught In The Web by Judy Rantala

The small nation of Laos, wedged between Thailand and Vietnam, is little known to most Westerners. When the author and her husband, a USAID worker, moved to Laos in 1971, it was a quiet country falling increasingly under the effects of a heavy but unacknowledged U.S. military presence as part of a failing effort in Vietnam. Befriended by two young Laotians, the author became a part of village life, joining holiday celebrations, weddings, funerals and feasts. Over a four year period, she developed a deep admiration and affection for the Lao people. The humor and pathos of these chaotic years before the Communist take-over of the government in 1975 are chronicled by following one Lao family from Communist controlled re-education camps to their eventual resettlement in the United States. "Being born in Laos but raised in America from the tender age of 4, I have not had an opportunity to truly appreciate my own country. Judy's book opened my eyes, heart and mind to the beautiful people and culture of that life and world. Thanks Judy." Lala Rivera, former refugee "Fascinating for its portrayal of an unfamiliar, increasingly dangerous world (Laos, 1971-75), this memoir floods readers with admiration and sympathy for Lao culture." Suzanne Kosanke, University of Hawaii at Manoa "As interest revives in the era of what Americans call the Vietnam War, there is still little accessible information about that part of the world, including Vietnam's neighboring country, Laos. This book is a warm, human account of one person's experiences in Laos." Mary Ann Mattoon, PhD. Minneapolis. Keywords - Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Floods, War, History, Communist

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 679962

Ebook Details
Size: 4.0 MB
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781622878031 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following category:

Nonfiction > History > Military > Vietnam War

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

© 2016