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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXVNM51. Buy these 3 items as a set for $70 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Dragon Apparent, Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

SEA40
Norman Lewis
Sickle Moon
2003
358
090787133X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
1
0
A classic account of travels and adventure during the last years of French Indochina, strong on atmosphere with wonderfully detailed descriptions of local cultures and archaeological treasures. First published in 1951.
$33.95

Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand

SEA63
Nick Ray
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
512
1742205836
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact practical guide covers the entire Mekong region from the heights of Yunnan to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
$27.99

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Map

SEA75
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745482
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A great folded map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia at a scale of 1:1,500,000. With inset maps for Central Vientiane, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
$13.95

Footprint Cambodia Handbook

SEA23
Andrew Spooner
Footprint Handbooks
2015
288
1910120235
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide packed with history, sightseeing information and essential travel details.
$24.99

Lonely Planet India Phrasebook

IDA538
Omkar Koul
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
400
1741794803
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$12.99

Communion, A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

VNM147
Kim Fay
ThingsAsian
2010
293
193415914X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Fay recounts in savory detail a five-week journey with two friends from Hanoi to Saigon in search of the traditions, rituals and pleasures of food from local markets and street foods to haute cuisine.
$19.95

A History of Cambodia

CBD27
David Chandler
Perseus
2007
312
0813343631
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent, scholarly history from early civilization through the rise of Angkor, French colonial period, Vietnamization of Cambodia, Khmer Rouge and Coup de Force of 1997.
$45.00

Confucius Lives Next Door, What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West

ASA59
T. R. Reid
Vintage Books
2000
276
0679777601
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tokyo bureau chief for the Washington Post, Reid draws on his experiences living and traveling in East Asia for this appreciative portrait. He attributes high educational levels, low crime rates and other examples of a thriving society to Confucian values.
$16.95

Digging For The Truth: Angkor Wat: The Eighth Wonder

CBD85
Josh Bernstein
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422903206
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Host Hunter Ellis travels deep into the Cambodian jungle to explore the magnificent stone temple complex Angkor Wat built in the early twelfth century. The program was originally produced as an episode of the History Channel's Digging for the Truth in 2007 and features Damian Evans.
$24.98

Fire in the Lake

VNM12
Frances FitzGerald
Back Bay Books
2002
496
0316159190
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic historical, political and cultural portrait of the Vietnam War, seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, FitzGerald, a staff writer at the New Yorker and a reporter in Vietnam, presents a vivid image of a revolution and a clear-sighted case for why the U.S offensive was doomed from the start.
$19.00

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism

REL82
Todd Thornton Lewis, Tuladhar, Laabh Ratna
State University of New York Press
2000
236
0791446123
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly work demonstrates how ritual texts and narratives have influenced the religious culture of the Newars of Kathmandu, the last surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society.
$31.95

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In the 12th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century.
$23.95

The Life of Hinduism

IDA374
John Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
University of California Press
2006
337
0520249143
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A series of essays that present Hinduism as a vibrant and vital religion, with emphasis on the multifaceted world of Hindu worship and the identity issues of Hindus faced with globalization.
$34.95

Understanding Vietnam

VNM01
Neil Jamieson
University of California Press
1995
428
0520201574
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Jamieson's ambitious primer addresses politics, social history, village life, structural renewal, literature and the arts, revealing the Vietnamese worldview with insight and depth. It's a terrific introduction to Vietnam.
$31.95

Vietnam, A History

VNM10
Stanley Karnow
Penguin Putnam
1997
768
0140265473
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This blockbuster book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is history at its best: masterfully researched, well written and comprehensive.
$24.00

When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution

CBD86
Elizabeth Becker
Hachette
1998
636
1891620002
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One of the best and most comprehensive reports on the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that killed a quarter of the Cambodian population in just four years. Includes a chapter on modern Cambodia.
$25.00

World Religions Today

REL81
John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
Oxford University Press
2011
609
0199759510
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the significance of religion in contemporary life and culture, this volume explores several major traditions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions and new religions, connecting contemporary religions to classical belief systems.
$89.95

Angkor, Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire

CBD31
John Sanday
Abbeville Publishing Group
2002
288
0789207184
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Handsomely produced and packaged in a slipcover, this portfolio of 240 striking color photographs by the accomplished Joe Ortner includes accompanying essays on the architecture, history and meaning of Angkor.
$95.00

Art & Architecture of Cambodia

CBD41
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
050020375X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jessup includes not just Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei but also lesser-known recent discoveries in the surrounding jungle in this illustrated overview in the World of Art series.
$16.95

Masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia

CBD64
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Antique Collectors Club
2007
112
9995083604
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of 80 of Cambodia's sculptural treasures, with extended, multilingual captions for each work as well as a historical preface, a chronology and bibliography. Photographs are in full color.
$25.00

Earth and Water, Encounters in Vietnam

VNM79
Edith Shillue
University of Massachusetts Press
1997
234
1558491295
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Shillue, an English professor, reflects on the people, culture and history of the country in this meditative account of experiences and encounters in Vietnam as a teacher and traveler in the 1990s.
$25.95

The Cat from Hue, A Vietnam Story

VNM67
John Laurence
Hachette
2002
864
1586481606
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Journalist John Laurence's detailed and haunting account of Vietnam War combines his first hand experiences as a correspondent with a historical overview of the war. The cat in the title is Meo, a Vietnamese stray he adopted along the way.
$24.99

The Gods Drink Whiskey

CBD46
Stephen T. Asma
HarperCollins
2006
288
0060834501
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asma writes with verve and wit in this eye-opening account of his year-long stint teaching at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh. His account is both an overview of Theravada Buddhism and a down-to-earth portrait of contemporary Cambodia.
$14.99

The River's Tale, A Year on the Mekong

SEA33
Edward Gargan
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375705597
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A personal, probing chronicle of a 3,000-mile journey on the river from its source in China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
$16.95

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

VNM21
Robert Olen Butler
Grove Press
2001
249
0802137989
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize, this collection of 15 short stories captures the spirit of Vietnam through a juxtaposition of American and Vietnamese perspectives and settings.
$16.00

Sugata Saurabha an Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha

NPL84
Chitta Dhar Hridaya, Todd Lewis (Contributor), Subarna Man Tuladhar (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2009
404
019534183X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem, first published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, that retells the story of the Buddha’s life with compelling artistry and nuance while communicating his basic teachings with simplicity and clarity. This rendering will appeal to scholars of Buddhism for its humanizing view of the Buddha while offering an introduction to his life and teachings.
$36.95

Vietnam, A Traveler's Literary Companion

VNM04
John Balaban, Nguyen Qui Duc
Whereabouts Press
1996
239
1883513022
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
From rainforest to city, these 17 stories from Vietnam's finest writers explore its landscapes, myths and changing traditions.
$14.95

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

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Odyssey Guide Angkor

CBD05
Dawn Rooney
Odyssey Publications
2011
496
9622178022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
The sixth edition of Rooney's indispensable guide to Khmer culture and history. Includes monuments, temple plans, color photographs and practical information about Siem Reap.
$27.95

Paradise of the Blind

VNM30
Duong Thu Huong
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
270
0060505591
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Hanoi, Duong Thu Huong's popular novel captures the live of three women in an extended family -- and the struggle for economic well being in the throes of failed land reform in the 1980s. This book was originally banned in Vietnam.
$14.99