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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
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

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

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

Angkor, Cities & Temples

CBD15
Claude Jacques, Michael Freeman (Photographer)
Antique Collector's Club
2013
239
6167339279
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Organized geographically, this indispensable guide to the monuments, architecture, culture, religion and history of Angkor features hundreds of color photographs, site plans and maps.
$25.00

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

America's Lost War: Vietnam, 1945-1975

VNM69
Charles E. Neu
Aa Balkema
2005
272
0882952323
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Vietnam War based on the popular course by Brown University professor of American foreign relations Charles E. Neu.
$29.95

Angkor and the Khmer Civilization

CBD39
Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2005
240
0500284423
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This illustrated survey of the society, culture and monuments of the Khmer civilization includes 130 well-integrated engravings, maps, tables, site plans and photographs.
$29.95

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
$19.00

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

The Civilization of Angkor

CBD26
Charles Higham
University of California Press
2004
207
0520242181
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A concise history of the origins, development and rise of the kingdom of Angkor by a leading archaeologist. It's an up-to-date, accessible overview of the civilization from prehistory through the fall of Angkor in 1431.
$24.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Adventures and Encounters, Europeans in Southeast Asia

INS20
J.M. Gullick
Oxford University Press
1996
336
9676530905
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology offers a diverse selection of European accounts of Southeast Asia. The writers range from 16th century explorers and mariners to 19th century naturalists and modern literary travelers.
$60.00

After Sorrow, An American Among the Vietnamese

VNM17
Lady Borton
Kodansha America
1996
320
1568361610
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
In this remarkable book, the author collects the oral histories of Vietnamese women who lived through the war, taking refuge in the hills, smuggling weapons and mourning the dead. A 25-year resident of the country, Borton lived in three villages at the he
$15.00

The Age of Wild Ghosts: Memory, Violence, and Place in Southwest China

CHN168
Erik Mueggler
University of California Press
2001
361
0520226313
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
groundbreaking ethnography of the Yi, an ethnic group with a population of seven million in China's Yunnan province. It's also an illuminating study of the wages of communism on China's minority peoples.
$33.95

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us

VNM38
James Carroll
Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
279
039585993X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Winner of the National Book Award, this is the tragic story of an American family whose beliefs and familial bonds are shattered by the raging Vietnam war.
$16.95

Argument Without End, In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy

VNM75
Robert S. McNamara
Hachette
2000
512
1891620878
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The result of a series of meetings between the former secretary of defense and North Vietnamese leaders from 1995-1998.
$17.00

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now
$42.95

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

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

CHN159
Sijie Dai, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Random House
2002
208
0385722206
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A charming, unexpectedly witty, tale of two teenage boys in China sent off to the countryside during Mao's Cultural Revolution.
$14.00

Birds of Myanmar

BMA42
Kyaw Nyunt Lwin, Khin Ma Ma Thwin, Aung Thant (Illustrator)
University of Washington Press
2005
165
9749575687
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim field guide to 350 birds of Burma, featuring 74 full-color plates, descriptive information and a comprehensive checklist.
$37.95

Brother Number One, A Political Biography of Pol Pot

CBD23
David Chandler
Perseus
1999
264
0813335108
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The definitive history of the Pol Pot era by the author of the History of Cambodia.
$43.75

Buddhist Art and Architecture

ASA30
Robert Fisher
Thames & Hudson
1993
216
0500202656
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, illustrated survey of Buddhist art, architecture and iconography in the excellent World of Art series. It includes examples from throughout Asia.
$21.95

The Buddhist Handbook

ASA08
John Snelling
Inner Traditions
1992
345
0892817615
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Subtitled, "The Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice and History, " this even-handed book is a concise primer covering the history, philosophical foundation and practice of Buddhism.
$19.95

Cambodia, A Shattered Society

CBD22
Mark W. Mcleod (Translator), Marie Martin
University of California Press
1994
383
0520070526
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A political and cultural history of post-Pol Pot Cambodia.
$68.95

Cambodian Culture Since 1975

CBD21
May Ebihara
Cornell University Press
1994
194
0801481732
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A discussion of the fate of Cambodian culture since the violence of Pol Pot's regime.
$32.95

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

CDC's Complete Guide to Health Travel

TRV01
Charles Ericcson, Kent C. Davis
Open Road
1997
432
0756780500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Solid advice for healthy travel around the world by the Center for Disease Control.
$15.00

Child of War, Woman of Peace

VNM78
Le Ly Hayslip
Doubleday
1993
388
0385471475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Further memoirs from the author of "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places."
$19.00

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors

CBD33
Dith Pran, Ben Kiernan (Introduction), Kim DePaul (Editor)
Yale University Press
1999
224
0300078730
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A series of eyewitness testimonies of the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Dith Pran, the photojournalist whose story was told in the film The Killing Fields, compiled 29 accounts, all told by people who were children during Khmer Rouge's reign of terror.
$28.00

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

China South Map

CHN27
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale.
$13.95

Chinese Art

CHN153
Mary Tregear
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500202990
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A quick, but surprisingly thorough survey of Chinese art, including calligraphy and painting, sculpture and ceramics, as well as garden design, architecture, and various crafts.
$19.95

The Chinese Kitchen

CHN134
Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
William Morrow & Company
1999
452
0688158269
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
An authoritative compendium of Chinese recipes and food-oriented cultural practices. Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's cookbook doubles as an introduction to China itself.
$39.95

Chinese Rugs: A Buyer's Guide

CHN30
Lee Allane
Thames & Hudson
1994
144
050027701X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the history, techniques and variety of carpets produced throughout China, featuring a helpful buyer's guide.
$15.95

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

SEA01
W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin
1995
464
0140185925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Maugham can evoke turn-of-the-century colonial Asia like no other. This collection of stories features many set in Malaysia, Borneo and other Southeast Asian locales, including the well-known tale "The Letter."
$18.00

Concise Flowers of the Himalaya

HML17
Oleg Polunin, Adam Stainton
Oxford University Press
1998
424
019564414X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A condensed version of the classic Flowers of the Himalayas featuring the same 700 color photographs and 315 line drawings but with shorter descriptive information.
$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 Ends of the Earth, A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy

WLD26
Robert D. Kaplan
Vintage Books
1997
476
0679751238
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful, opinionated odyssey to some of the world's poorer and more troubled nations.
$18.95

The Explorer's Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials

NAT28
Daniel Hinkley, Roy Lancaster (Introduction)
Storey Publishing
2009
380
0881929174
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Plant explorer Daniel Hinkley introduces some remarkable finds from the Himalayas, Yunnan and other exotic locations around the world.
$24.95

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

Fields of Fire

VNM68
James Webb
Naval Institute Press
2000
360
1557509638
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A harrowing story of a platoon deep in the Vietnamese jungle, first published in 1978.
$20.95

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

Footprint Laos Handbook

LAO10
Boobbyer, Claire,, Claire Boobbyer
Footprint Handbooks
2015
336
1910120294
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A sturdy practical guide in the British Footprint series, featuring in-depth practical information, 42 sketch maps and an overview of history and culture.
$27.99

A Fortune-Teller Told Me, Earthbound Travels in the Far East

SEA35
Tizanio Terzani
Crown
2002
371
060980958X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A peripatetic journalist sets off to Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Japan and other far-flung destinations in this warm, anecdotal account.
$16.00

The Gate

SEA48
Francois Bizot
Vintage Books
2004
304
037572723X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A French ethnologist married to a Khmer woman, Bizot tells of his time in Cambodia during the rise and terror of the Khmer Rouge.
$16.00

Groovy Chiang Mai Map

TLD65
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2014
2
974525178X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Chiang Mai. Includes maps and insets of Greater Chiang Mai, the city center and Nimmanhaemin Road, plus helpful listings.
$8.95

A Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA22
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2000
504
0691050120
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive guide to 1,250 birds found in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Features 104 color plates, good descriptive text, range maps and introductory chapters on habitats, conservation and bird watching
$85.00

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

Ho Chi Minh, A Life

VNM45
William Duiker
Hyperion
2001
695
078688701X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Dissident, revolutionary and communist, Ho Chi Minh returned from exile to lead North Vietnam's defiant break with colonial France. Duiker charts Ho Chi Minh's long march from son of a scholar in the rural provinces to idealist student in heady 1920s Pari
$19.99

In Exile from the Land of Snows, The Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Occupation

TBT04
John Avedon
Vintage Books
2015
391
0804173370
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Avedon's masterful, passionate cri de coeur, still the best book on the subject, shows the lives of the Tibetan people at home and in exile since the Chinese takeover in 1950 through the eyes of its leaders, monks and regular people. Originally published
$18.95

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

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War

VNM34
Tobias Wolff
Vintage Books
1995
221
0679760237
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid memoir of novelist Tobais Wolff's tour of duty in Vietnam.
$15.95

In Search of Southeast Asia: a Modern History

SEA18
David P. Chandler, David J. Steinberg (Editor)
University of Hawaii Press
1988
590
0824811100
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An outstanding scholarly overview of Southeast Asia's social, economic and political history with contributions by seven experts on the region.
$34.00

Insight Guide Laos & Cambodia

SEA44
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2013
9814120421
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautiful guide features wonderful photographs and essays prepared by experts on Laos and Cambodia's attractions, history, culture and nature.
$24.99

Insight Guide Southeast Asia

SEA51
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
448
1780051611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Southeast Asia, featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on history, politics and culture, as well as hundreds of photos and maps and some limited practical information.
$23.99

It's Easier Than You Think, The Buddhist Way to Happiness

GEN264
Sylvia Boorstein
HarperCollins
1997
145
0062512943
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A down-to-earth, warm-hearted introduction to the basic teaching of Buddhism.
$14.99

Jewelry of Southeast Asia

SEA25
Anne Richter
Harry N. Abrams
2000
304
0810935287
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
An analysis of Southeast Asia's jewelry tradition, spanning from the Neolithic and Bronze Age to the present.
$75.00

Laos and Cambodia Map

LAO07
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
1553412907
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided map, with index, shows Laos (1:725,000) with Cambodia (1:1,200,000) on the reverse. With Ventienne and Phnom Penh.
$12.95

Laos Map

LAO11
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2014
2
3831772797
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Presented at a scale of 1:600,000, Reise's map of Laos is printed on rip- and water-resistant paper and focuses on cities, rivers and topography. Sixth edition.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Bangkok

TLD19
Andrew Burke
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1786570114
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Bangkok features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Cambodia

CBD04
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
1743218745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive practical guide to Cambodia in the hallmark Lonely Planet style featuring maps, a handful of photographs, and a good overview of culture, history and nature.
$27.99

Lonely Planet Discover China

CHN674
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
416
1743214057
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet features hundreds of color photographs and maps, suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, sh
$27.99

Lonely Planet Laos

LAO02
Justine Vaisutis, Andrew Burke
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
352
1741799546
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Laos by Lonely Planet features maps, a 60-page overview of culture, history and nature and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$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

Look What Came From China!

CHN155
Miles Harvey
Franklin Watts
1999
32
0531159361
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated guide to China, its products and inventions, for children ages 4-8.
$6.95

Lost Soldiers

VNM70
James Webb
Dell
2002
464
0440240913
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sequel to the novelist (and Vietnam Vet) James Webb's Fields of Fire.
$7.99

The Lover

CBD09
Marguerite Duras
Pantheon Books
1998
117
0375700528
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale of coming-of-age in Indochina during the 1930s, beautifully evoking its setting and the complex emotions of a young girl, her family and her wealthy Chinese lover.
$12.95

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

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

SEA50
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2007
256
0865477094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
New York Times Magazine writer Lawrence Osborne takes off on a six-month journey from the fabricated islands of Dubai to India, Bangkok, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Along the way, he is funny and insightful about the Western mind, the exotic and primitive,
$20.00

National Geographic China

CHN163
Damian Harper
National Geographic
2017
400
1426217706
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A generously illustrated guide to China with the usual National Geographic attention to maps and photographs. With a 50-page appendix of practical travel information.
$27.99

Novel without a Name

VNM23
Thu Huong Duong
Penguin Putnam
1996
304
0140255109
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From celebrated dissident author Duong Thu Huong, this lyrical novel tells the story of a North Vietnamese solider who clings to memories of his childhood in the hard times of war.
$16.00

The Other Side of Heaven, Postwar Fiction by Vietnamese and American Writers

VNM42
Truong Vu (Editor), Le M. Khue (Editor), Wayne Karlin (Editor)
Curbstone Press
1995
420
1880684314
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An anthology of fiction, with contributions from both sides of the experience of the Vietnam War.
$19.95

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

Passions of the Cut Sleeve, The Male Homosexual Tradition in China

CHN167
Bret Hinsch
University of California Press
1992
256
0520078691
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A well-written, scholarly survey of the traditions of same-sex male love in Chinese literature.
$31.95

Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

CHN169
Stevan Harrell (Editor)
University of California Press
2001
334
0520219899
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, cross-disciplinary study of the Yi people, noteworthy for its comprehensive ethnographic approach and for the diversity of its contributors, who are of western, Yi and Chinese backgrounds.
$33.95

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1999
144
088359045X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to 250 birds found from the foothills up to high elevations ranging from the Hindu Kush and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas. With brief descriptive information, maps and 260 full-color illustrations.
$15.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Vietnamese

VNM81
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743528972
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Vietnamese, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

The Plant Hunters

NAT29
Tyler Whittle
Lyons Press
1997
288
1558215921
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
Tales of the botanist-explorers who enriched our gardens, including adventures in the Himalayas.
$17.95

The Politics of Heroin, CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

LAO09
Alfred McCoy
Independent Publishers Group
1991
634
1556524838
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of McCoy's groundbreaking "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia."
$32.95

The Quiet American

VNM59
Phillip Noyce (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6314488176
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Michael Caine stars as a British journalist stationed in Vietnam in the 1950s who becomes friends with a seemingly harmless American (Brendan Fraser). We also carry the novel by Graham Greene (VNM08).
$14.98

Religions of Tibet in Practice

TBT16
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
Princeton University Press
2007
421
069112972X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of 36 essays and translated texts by scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, including selections on prayers, pilgrimages, death and ritual.
$37.50

River Road to China, The Search for the Source of the Mekong, 1866-73

SEA29
Milton Osborne
Atlantic Monthly Press
1999
247
0871137526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An excellent modern account of a 19th-century French expedition 4,000 miles from Vietnam and Cambodia into unknown regions of China in search of the source of the Mekong.
$16.95

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Buddha

ASA17
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1996
48
0805042032
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Beautiful, intricately detailed, full-color illustrations make this life of the Buddha an excellent choice for children. Intended for children age 7-10.
$21.99

Children of the Dragon, Selected Tales from Vietnam

VNM53
Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Sherry Garland
Pelican Publishing Company
2012
32
1455617091
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six beautifully illustrated Vietnamese legends. This collection records the stories that have been passed down for generations including the pourquoi tale of how the tiger got its stripes and the myth of Vietnam's creation.
$16.99

Goodbye, Vietnam

VNM54
Gloria Whelan
Random House
1993
135
067982376X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A story of hope, home and family in war-torn Vietnam. 13-year-old Mai must flee her home and embark on a dangerous journey to Hong Kong when the Vietnamese government threatens to arrest her grandmother. Ages 9-12.
$6.99

Water Buffalo Days, Growing Up in Vietnam

VNM51
Huynh Quang Nhuong
HarperCollins
1999
128
0064462110
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
As a child in pre-war rural Vietnam, the author relied on his water buffalo, named Tank, for protection, income and companionship. This spare memoir tells Tank's story -- and the family's -- up to the first signs of war. Ages 9-12.
$5.99

Children of the River

CBD30
Linda Crew
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1991
213
0440210224
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Although this young adult novel is set in Oregon, its characters are a family of refugees from Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia. The teenaged protagonist, Sundara, vividly remembers her flight from Pol Pot's army. Ages 12 and up.
$6.99

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

CHN146
Moss Roberts
Pantheon Books
1980
258
0394739949
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Moss Roberts combed 2,500 years of the Chinese folk tradition for this excellent, family-friendly anthology, decorated with woodcut illustrations throughout.
$16.95

Worth Looking For

The Treasures of Angkor

CBD48
Marilia Albanese
White Star
2006
288
885440117X
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact, illustrated guide to the history, art and architecture of Angkor. With suggested itineraries, site plans and notes on visiting individual temples.
$24.95