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Tragic Mountains The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992

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ISBN-10: 0253207568

ISBN-13: 9780253207562

Edition: 1999

Authors: Jane Hamilton-Merritt

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Tragic Mountains tells the story of the Hmong's struggle for freedom and survival in Laos from 1942 through 1992. During those years, most Hmong sided with the French against the Japanese and Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh, and then with the Americans against the North Viemamese.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The Fight for the Control of Indochina
Massacre on the Mekong
The Time of the Fackee
The Rise of the Viet Minh
The Time of the Viet Minh
Laos: the First Domino
The Time of the Americans
Camelot and the Land of Oz
The Charade of Neutralization
Secret War in Laos: the Johnson Years
CIA Operations at Long Chieng
Widening of the "Secret War"
Phou Pha Thi Falls, "the Alamo" Holds
Hmong in the Skies
Vang Pao Goes to Washington
The Nixon-Kissinger Years
Men of Courage
The U.S. Betrays the Hmong
Lima Lima
Kissinger and Guerrilla Diplomacy
Bouam Loung, Sky Border Base
War Bloodies the Land of Oz
The Siege of Long Chieng
"Peace" in Laos: the Communist Takeover
The Last Americans
An Ominous Lull
"Wipe Them Out!"
The Lao Gulag
Chao Fa: Mystical Warriors
Holocaust in the Hills
The Giant Slays Sin Sai's Soldiers
A New Military Age
"A Conspiracy of Silence"
"Yellow Rain" and World Councils
Wronged by the Media
Wronged in War; Wronged in Peace
Burial in Montana
Abused and Abandoned
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