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Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future
Milton Osborne. The Mekong River runs over a course of nearly 3,000 miles, beginning in the mountains of Tibet & flowing through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, & Vietnam before emptying into the China Sea. Here, Osborne tells the story of the people & cultures of this great river from obscure beginnings to the emergence of the modern independent nations of today. He traces the Mekong’s dramatic history through the rise & fall of civilizations & the era of colonization & exploration. He details the struggle for liberation during the 20th cent. when Southeast Asia saw almost constant conflict, including two world wars, the Indochina War, the Vietnam War & its bloody aftermath. Explores the prospects for peace & prosperity. Photos, maps & drawings.
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