By DH Koester

ISBN-10: 1432793233

ISBN-13: 9781432793234

The mild, the gracious and the dead

This is the second one of 9 trips within the "And There i used to be" sequence. In 1991, via an opportunity assembly in Bangkok with an previous CIA station leader and his retired French military counterpart, expeditions have been prepared into Cambodia and Laos, either nonetheless reeling fifteen years on from the devastating results of warfare and genocide. The author's course took him via Thailand's northern hill nation, directly to Cambodia and Laos and eventually Nepal and India. event intensely profound moments in Laos and Cambodia, sit down alongside the mummy Ganges within the holy urban of Varanasi underneath billowing clouds of smoke from crematoriums and examine the trail of existence. endure witness to Cambodia's bad memorials to the genocide and take up the grandeur of Angkor Wat. sit down in a cave at the Mekong and clarify to a Pathet Lao soldier why your nation indiscriminately killed such a lot of of his humans. Die a gradual dying in an island bungalow at the Gulf of Thailand, consider the heart-wrenching pain of a tender girl's cremation and eventually, the feelings evoked whilst environment one’s eyes for the 1st time upon the Taj Mahal.

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