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A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis
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Aug 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: to-re-read
Read in November, 2006

A terrific book that colourfully and truthfully takes you with the author through Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in the last days of French colonisation. It shows the cruelty and disaparity that exists between the nbative people of "INDOCHINE" and the ruling French.
It is hiumourous in places, and historically spot on, it even sniffs out the foreboding American presence waiting in the shadows; and it certainly doesn't predict Pol Pot and the Khimer Rouge arriving in the mid 70's , when th eFrench could bately scartch a Cambodian army together due to their disposition to kill and strong Buddhist beleifs.

An informative, interesting and hiumerous read.

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