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The Burmese Connection: Illegal Drugs and the Making of the Golden Triangle
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The Burmese Connection: Illegal Drugs and the Making of the Golden Triangle

By Ronald D. Renard

Boulder, USA: Rienner, 1996. Paperback. Good. The author traces Burma's role in the international drug trade from the time of the British East India company onwards through to the period of Burmese military rule. He not only reports on the lucrative export trade, but also on local consumption during the period. 147 pages. The book has mild cover wear and there penciled annotations throughout. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$27.99

The Sea Gypsies of Malaya
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The Sea Gypsies of Malaya

By White, Walter Grainge

Bibliolife. Reprint. Paperback. New. New. This is a reprint of the anthropological research carried out by the author in the early part of the 20th century while making a census of the Mawken.This was a period when this people were beginning to adapt to change. The author makes a plea for them to "develop on their own lines." His survey of the lives of the Mawken was extensive including their fishing and trading habits, their language, religion, their birth, mariage and death rituals and general way of life. 318 pages. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$30.79

Burma
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Burma

By Latimer, Jon

John Murray, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Fair +/good. Jon Latimer, a specialist in World War II history, in this major work brings provides us with a comprehensive account of the efforts of military leaders, such as Slim, Mountbatten and Wingate, the untiring foot soldiers from India and the rest of the Commonwealth, their efficient and ruthless foe, the Japanese, and Burmese fighting for their independence in the period between 1942 and the end of the war. 27 illustrations and 15 detailed maps in the book's 610 pages vividly bring the turmoil, success and failures to life. The book was one of the Guardian Books of the Year, 2004. Weight 1.1 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free The dust jacket remains new looking and largely in tact other than a slight tear at the top and bottom corners of the front. The gilt lettering and green cloth boards are bright and clean. There is spotting on the page edges and minor spotting on some of the page extremities. The binding is tight except for the front cover which is losening.

$16.79