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Tragic mountains : the Hmong, the Americans, and the secret wars for Laos, 1942-1992

Author: Jane Hamilton-Merritt
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993.
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Examines the Hmong's struggle for freedom and survival from 1942 to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton-Merritt, Jane.
Tragic mountains.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)645824846
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hamilton-Merritt
ISBN: 0253327318 9780253327314 0253207568 9780253207562
OCLC Number: 26398559
Description: xxviii, 580 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Fight for the Control of Indochina. 1. Massacre on the Mekong. 2. The Time of the Fackee. 3. The Rise of the Viet Minh. 4. The Time of the Viet Minh --
pt. 2. Laos: The First Domino. 5. The Time of the Americans. 6. Camelot and the Land of Oz. 7. The Charade of Neutralization --
pt. 3. Secret War in Laos: The Johnson Years. 8. CIA Operations at Long Chieng. 9. Widening of the "Secret War" 10. Phou Pha Thi Falls, "the Alamo" Holds. 11. Hmong in the Skies. 12. Vang Pao Goes to Washington --
pt. 4. The Nixon-Kissinger Years. 13. Men of Courage. 14. The U.S. Betrays the Hmong. 15. Lima Lima. 16. Kissinger and Guerrilla Diplomacy. 17. Bouam Loung, SKY Border Base. 18. War Bloodies the Land of Oz. 19. The Siege of Long Chieng --
pt. 5. "Peace" In Laos: The Communist Takeover. 20. The Last Americans. 21. An Ominous Lull. 22. "Wipe Them Out!" --
pt. 6. The Lao Gulag. 23. Exodus. 24. Chao Fa: Mystical Warriors. 25. Holocaust in the Hills. 26. The Giant Slays Sin Sai's Soldiers. pt. 7. A New Military Age. 27. "A Conspiracy of Silence" 28. "Yellow Rain" and World Councils. 29. Wronged by the Media --
pt. 8. Wronged in War; Wronged in Peace. 30. Burial in Montana. 31. Abused and Abandoned. 32. Requiem.
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