Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on the Burma Frontier
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Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on the Burma Frontier

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This is a new memoir of the author's journeys among the brave indigenous peoples of some of Asia's most remote and violent regions.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 19th 2006 by Orchid Press
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Heidi
Jul 23, 2008 Heidi rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Edith Mirante has spent her life working in temporary jobs so she could spend much of her time traveling. Only she isn't just a world traveler, she helps to spread independence in the most dangerous places. You wouldn't know it to look at her. I happen to work at one of those places where she works on-call to make that money, and I overheard her telling another about this book of hers.

I don't usually read daring travel memoirs, but it helps if you've met someone, and it helps that I wanted to k...more
Alex
This is Linsey Abrams' friend. This book is fact not fiction. The prose isn't so great, but that's not really the point. Real life adventure abounds, but in a disturbing way. Worth a read if you can stomach this much ugly reality.
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Edith Mirante is an American artist and author of Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure and a Jungle Revolution published in 1993 and Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma’s Frontiers published in 2005. Her most recent book, Down the Rat Hole, is about a hidden world of guerrilla warfare and jade trading, the AIDS pandemic, rainforest destruction in Burma western border amon...more
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