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Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia

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Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia - Keay, John
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The story of both a dramatic journey retracing the historic voyage of France's greatest 19th-century explorer up the mysterious Mekong river, and a portrait of the river and its peoples today. Any notion of sailing up the Mekong in homage to Francis Garnier has been unthinkable until now. From its delta in Vietnam up through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma and on into China, the Mekong has been a no-go river, its turbulent waters fouled by ideological barriers as formidable as its natural obstacles. But recently ...

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Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia 2006, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007111152

Mass-market paperback