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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (27 votes)

Released: 2011-02-28

Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos by Brett Dakin


*** Fifth Edition, complete with New Introduction! ***

“No other personal account of contemporary Laos is as informative, under-the-surface and well written.”
— Joe Cummings, author of Lonely Planet Laos

“A must for anyone looking to understand Laos today.”
— Jeff Cranmer, author of Rough Guide Laos

Brett Dakin spent two years working in Vientiane, Laos and returned to the States a changed man. In Another Quiet American, he takes you through the corridors of power and into the living rooms of Laos.

You'll meet his boss, a wealthy general whose power and reputation scares his countrymen; a prince with connections to the French colonial past; an American pilot who left home for Indochina during the war and never returned; and rich Lao twenty-somethings who have all the money they could want, but have yet to find happiness.

Dakin provides a sympathetic yet irreverent glimpse into life in one of the world's few remaining communist nations, questioning the United States' influence on the country and embarking on the soul-searching journey of a young American abroad.

“A witty, personal account … through the eyes of a young American among raucous expats in Vientiane.”
— Frommers Southeast Asia

“An excellent contribution to a better understanding of life in Asia.”
— Far Eastern Economic Review

“Honest, well written, entertaining and informative.”
— South China Morning Post

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Book Details

Author: Brett Dakin Publisher: Asia Books Binding: Kindle Edition Language: English Pages: 292

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