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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

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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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Eyewitness Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

VNM102
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
304
1465457143
PAPER
Guidebook
1/17/2017
0
0
0
0
Featuring innovative site diagrams, local maps and hundreds of color photographs, this handy companion introduces the culture, history and attractions of Vietnam.
$25.00

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

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.
$35.00

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Map

SEA75
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745482
MAP
Reference
1
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

Insight Guide Vietnam

VNM02
Insight Guides, Scott Rutherford (Editor)
Insight Guides
2015
392
1780053061
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A highly recommended guide to history, culture and popular destinations, featuring essays, informative maps and photographs.
$27.99

Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook

VNM20
Nguyen Xuanthu
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1786571099
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy palm-sized guide to pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia

SEA36
J.M. Barwise, Nicholas J. White
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
352
1566564395
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact history of the region, including the Khmer and the various ancient kingdoms that produced Borobudur, Angkor and other architectural marvels.
$14.95

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

The Mekong, Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

SEA28
Milton Osborne
Grove Press
2001
320
0802138020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of the great river from prehistory to European exploration, colonial tensions and modern challenges. It's an engaging introduction to the history of Southeast Asia.
$16.00

What the Buddha Taught

SEA41
Walpola Sri Rahula
Grove Press
1994
151
0802130313
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A classic introduction to Buddhism by a respected monk and scholar from Sri Lanka. Provides translations from original texts with explanations for Western readers. A good foundation for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of Buddhism.
$16.00

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

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Catfish and Mandala, A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

VNM50
Andrew X. Pham
Picador USA
2000
344
0312267177
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Much more than the story of a road trip, this book combines the author's family history with his many and often-gritty adventures by bicycle through foreign lands including Mexico, Japan and, notably, Vietnam.
$18.00

Dispatches

VNM03
Michael Herr
Everyman's Library
2009
296
0679735259
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Herr’s impressionistic memoir of his time as a war correspondent in Vietnam is a modern classic, and not for the faint of heart. Drawing high praise from the New York Times, the Washington Post and many others, it’s been called the best book ever written
$25.00

First They Killed My Father, A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

CBD13
Loung Ung
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
240
0060856262
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening eyewitness account of the atrocities suffered by millions of Cambodians from the perspective of a young girl who survived the reign of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
$15.99

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
1
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

The Sacred Willow, Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

VNM39
Duong Van Mai Elliott
Oxford University Press
2000
506
0195137876
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This vivid family saga, beginning with the author's great-grandfather, captures the momentous history of Vietnam over the last 100 years.
$24.99

The Quiet American

VNM08
Graham Greene
Penguin
2004
180
0143039024
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
A classic, this is the most famous Western work of fiction on Vietnam. Greene writes of a love triangle between a war correspondent, his Vietnamese consort and an optimistic young American during the last days of French rule.
$17.00

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

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA39
Morten Strange
Gardners Books
2014
400
0804844518
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to almost 700 species of birds in the region, featuring concise descriptions and distribution maps.
$24.95

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