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Vietnam and Camboda, Along the Mekong River

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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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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

Angkor, Heart of an Asian Empire

CBD01
Bruno Dagens
Thames & Hudson UK
1995
191
0810928019
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to the site, this shirt-pocket encyclopedia of discovery features hundreds of color photographs, illustrations and maps.
$15.95

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

VNM102
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
304
1465457143
PAPER
Guidebook
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

National Geographic Vietnam

VNM93
Jim Sullivan
National Geographic
2014
272
1426213638
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to Vietnam, published in the National Geographic attractive visual style, features hundreds of photographs, full color maps and good information on history, nature, culture and travel in Vietnam.
$22.95

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

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

Cambodia's Curse, The Modern History of a Troubled Land

CBD70
Joel Brinkley
Hachette
2012
416
1586487876
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley returns to Cambodia a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime to report on the country's continuing struggle to recover from its past.
$17.99

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

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 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

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 Now, A Reporter Returns

VNM47
David Lamb
Hachette
2003
288
1586481835
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful portrait of contemporary Vietnam by a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and National Geographic writer. Lamb interweaves stories of Vietnam today with his own experiences and memories as a young reporter for UPI during the war.
$17.00

Vietnam, Rising Dragon

VNM134
Bill Hayton
Yale University Press
2011
272
030017814X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The veteran BBC newsman covers the tangled politics, rapidly changing economy, culture, history and people of Vietnam with great insight in this timely portrait of a nation in transition.
$24.00

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

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

A Rumor of War

VNM175
Philip Caputo
Henry Holt and Company
1996
356
080504695X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it," says the LA Times Book Review. While Caputo’s book is about the Vietnam War, it transcends to encapsulate all wars and, moreover, all of humanity.
$19.00

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

Golden Bones, An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America

CBD62
Sichan Siv
HarperCollins
2009
320
0061375411
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Siv shows determination and hope in this gripping memoir of his family and idyllic childhood in Pochentong, terrors of the Khmer Rouge and escape to freedom in America.
$16.99

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 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

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

Eyewitness Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat

VNM102
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
304
1465457143
PAPER
Guidebook
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

National Geographic Vietnam

VNM93
Jim Sullivan
National Geographic
2014
272
1426213638
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to Vietnam, published in the National Geographic attractive visual style, features hundreds of photographs, full color maps and good information on history, nature, culture and travel in Vietnam.
$22.95

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

Cambodia's Curse, The Modern History of a Troubled Land

CBD70
Joel Brinkley
Hachette
2012
416
1586487876
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley returns to Cambodia a generation after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime to report on the country's continuing struggle to recover from its past.
$17.99

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

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 Now, A Reporter Returns

VNM47
David Lamb
Hachette
2003
288
1586481835
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful portrait of contemporary Vietnam by a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and National Geographic writer. Lamb interweaves stories of Vietnam today with his own experiences and memories as a young reporter for UPI during the war.
$17.00

Vietnam, Rising Dragon

VNM134
Bill Hayton
Yale University Press
2011
272
030017814X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The veteran BBC newsman covers the tangled politics, rapidly changing economy, culture, history and people of Vietnam with great insight in this timely portrait of a nation in transition.
$24.00

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

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

A Rumor of War

VNM175
Philip Caputo
Henry Holt and Company
1996
356
080504695X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it," says the LA Times Book Review. While Caputo’s book is about the Vietnam War, it transcends to encapsulate all wars and, moreover, all of humanity.
$19.00

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

Golden Bones, An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America

CBD62
Sichan Siv
HarperCollins
2009
320
0061375411
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Siv shows determination and hope in this gripping memoir of his family and idyllic childhood in Pochentong, terrors of the Khmer Rouge and escape to freedom in America.
$16.99

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 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

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

More Books

Shadows and Wind

VNM43
Robert Templer
Penguin Putnam
1999
398
0140285970
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A British journalist based in Vietnam, Templer cuts through myth and legend to offer a lively, opinionated portrait of contemporary Vietnam.
$17.00

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