Tragic Mountains

Tragic Mountains

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

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the Hmong's struggle for freedom and survival from 1942 to the present

Ingram Publishing Services

Jane Hamilton-Merritt, Nobel-nominated scholar and photojournalist, hasfollowed the plight of the Hmong and the war in Indochina since the 1960s. The staunchest of allies,the Hmong sided with the Americans against the North Vietnamese and were foot soldiers in the brutalsecret war for Laos. Since the war, abandoned by their American allies, the Hmong have beensubjected to a campaign of genocide by the North Vietnamese, including the use of chemical weapons.Tragic Mountains moves from the big picture of international diplomacy and power politics to thesmall villages and heroic engagements in the Lao jungle. It is a story of courage, brutality,heroism, betrayal, resilience, and hope.



Blackwell North Amer
The staunchest of allies, the Hmong were America's foot soldiers in the brutal secret Lao theater of the Vietnam War, risking all to defend their homelands and to rescue downed American air crews. Abandoned by the United States when it withdrew in 1975, the Hmong have been subjected to a campaign of genocide by communist Laos and Vietnam, including the use of chemical-biological toxin warfare. Thousands of Hmong, now scattered in refugee camps, are being forcibly repatriated to Laos - where they face retribution and terror.

Indiana University Press

Jane Hamilton-Merritt, Nobel-nominated scholar and photojournalist, has followed the plight of the Hmong and the war in Indochina since the 1960s. The staunchest of allies, the Hmong sided with the Americans against the North Vietnamese and were foot soldiers in the brutal secret war for Laos. Since the war, abandoned by their American allies, the Hmong have been subjected to a campaign of genocide by the North Vietnamese, including the use of chemical weapons. Tragic Mountains moves from the big picture of international diplomacy and power politics to the small villages and heroic engagements in the Lao jungle. It is a story of courage, brutality, heroism, betrayal, resilience, and hope.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1992.
ISBN: 9780253207562
0253207568
9780253327314
0253327318
Branch Call Number: 959.4 HAM
Characteristics: xxviii, 580 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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