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Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992 by Jane Hamilton-Merritt - First Edition, later printing - 1993 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000230)

Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992

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Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992

by Jane Hamilton-Merritt

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0253327318
ISBN 13
9780253327314
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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, 4th printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Light dust stains to top edges. Slight rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxviii + 580 pages. Maps, charts and B&W photos throughout.

The staunchest of allies, the Hmong were America's foot soldiers in the brutal secret Lao theater of the Vietnam War, risking all to defend their homelands and to rescue downed American air crews. Abandoned by the United States when it withdrew in 1975, the Hmong have been subjected to a campaign of genocide by communist Laos and Vietnam. Thousands of Hmong, now scattered in refugee camps, are being forcibly repatriated to Laos where they face retribution. From their ancient homelands in China, with a fiercely independent culture dating back to 2000 B.C., the Hmong migrated southward out of China into the mountains of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. More than 120,000 Hmong now live in the United States, from California to Minnesota to Pennsylvania. But thousands more lead desperate lives in refugee camps in Southeast Asia knowing that repatriation could mean death. Tragic Mountains tells the story of the Hmong struggle for freedom and survival in Laos from 1942 to the present. During those years, most Hmong sided with the French against the Japanese and Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh and then with the Americans against the North Vietnamese. This is a story of courage, tenacity, brutality, secrecy, incredible heroism by Hmong and Americans alike, international cynicism, betrayal, genocide, resilience, and (still) hope.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000230
Title
Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
Author
Jane Hamilton-Merritt
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, later printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0253327318
ISBN 13
9780253327314
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Place of Publication
Bloomington
Date published
1993
Keywords
Hmong, CIA, Secret War, espionage, intelligence, history, government, politics, wars, wars, Lao, Laos
Bookseller catalogs
Laos; History; Military and Defense; Intelligence & Espionage; Asia; Vietnam and the Vietnam War;
Size
8vo

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