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Across the Mekong

Charles O. Davis

Across the Mekong

the true story of an Air America helicopter pilot

by Charles O. Davis

  • 391 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Hildesigns Press in Charlottesville, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Laos.
    • Subjects:
    • Davis, Charles O.,
    • Air America.,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Laos.,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 224).

      StatementCharles O. Davis.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS558.6.L3 D38 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL627885M
      ISBN 100963960520
      LC Control Number96228453
      OCLC/WorldCa38319488

      The thoughtful and well-written portrayal of the complexity of the political situation and the inclusion of plenty historic details made this very addictive reading for me. Please enquire at your hotel front desk a few hours before departure For safety reasons, children under 12 are not permitted. European interest was sporadic: the Spanish and Portuguese mounted some missionary and trade expeditions, while the Dutch Gerrit van Wuysthoff led an expedition up the river as far as Vientiane in — Fish supplies are scarce.

      Please review the types of cookies we use Across the Mekong book. Earlier this year, representatives from Sinohydro arrived with a clear message: Leave or you will be flooded out. What do you think most characterizes your writing? One of the most striking conclusions of provenance studies is the small contribution of sediment from the other parts of the Mekong basin, notably the Khorat Plateau, the uplands of northern Laos and northern Thailand, and the mountain ranges south of the Three Rivers area. She shared her story with me and introduced me to many of her friends. The inspiration for her first adult novel, Across the Mekong River, came from her involvement with the Hmong and Lao immigrant community.

      I spent over six month working with an Across the Mekong book editor to finalize the story, which was great but exhausting. I was a history major in college and have always had a keen interest in the way the past shapes our current world. How long have you been writing? There are many excellent non-fiction books on the Hmong in America, but I hoped a fictional story might reach a wider audience. Although two great roads cross it—the caravan route from the southeast to Lhasa and the road from Kunming to Myanmar—much of the river valley in the highlands of Tibet and Yunnan is remote and sparsely populated.


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I would write funny short stories about my dog and my family. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.

Three sisters are reunited in Denver following a family rift many years before. This river was a key navigation path between the mountainous provinces in northern Laos, but the dams have made travel by boat cumbersome.

What do you like to read in your free time? Finding time to write is always a challenge. Elaine Russell's story of a family fleeing the communist government in Laos is one of the best books I've read this year. It has a length of about 2, miles 4, km.

The Mekong enters Cambodia with a sudden plunge at Khone Falls. She currently lives with her husband in Sacramento, California, and on Kauai in Hawaii.

List of crossings of the Mekong River

The middle section has some areas that are well drained, others that are poorly drained and swampy. In the course of my research in Denver, I got to hold and read an original Across the Mekong book from Susan B. Under construction: 63 more, despite a major dam collapse last year that claimed dozens of lives.

Along its course between Myanmar and Laos, the Mekong drains about 8, square miles 21, square km of territory in Myanmar, comprising rough and relatively inaccessible terrain.

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