History on the Run

History on the Run

From a U.S. personnel perspective on Laos as a pawn, see Milliard Graham, Laotian Pawn (Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 1996). 27 Twelve Years of U.S. Imperialist Intervention and Aggression in Laos (Laos: Neo Lao Haksat ...

Author: Ma Vang

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012849

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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During its secret war in Laos (1961–1975), the United States recruited proxy soldiers among the Hmong people. Following the war, many of these Hmong soldiers migrated to the United States with refugee status. In History on the Run Ma Vang examines the experiences of Hmong refugees in the United States to theorize refugee histories and secrecy, in particular those of the Hmong. Vang conceptualizes these histories as fugitive histories, as they move and are carried by people who move. Charting the incomplete archives of the war made secret through redacted US state documents, ethnography, film, and literature, Vang shows how Hmong refugees tell their stories in ways that exist separately from narratives of U.S. empire and that cannot be traditionally archived. In so doing, Vang outlines a methodology for writing histories that foreground refugee epistemologies despite systematic attempts to silence those histories.
Categories: Social Science

Food from Northern Laos

Food from Northern Laos

Sompawn (Pawn) Khantisouk and, his wife, Patsanee (Joy), are the owners and operators of The Boat Landing Guest House. The property on which the guest house is located belongs to Pawn's father, a retired Nam Tha River boatman.

Author: Dorothy Culloty

Publisher: Galangal Press

ISBN: 9780473172367

Category: Cooking, Lao

Page: 200

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"The little known cultures and cuisine of northern Laos are the source of the recipes, contributed by Laos' local ethnic groups and Luang Namtha Province's oldest and most renown ecolodge. Few outsiders have the opportunity to explore the foods of northern Laos in depth. Much of it is only available in people's homes and villages or from the cooking pots of local stalls and markets. Restaurants generally present 'pan Asian' dishes to meet tourist's expectations and the locals' need for different tastes than a home cooked meal. Cookbooks on Lao food are scarce and until now, did not cover Lao cuisine north of Luang Prabang. But now, Food from Northern Laos describes the dishes, ingredients and cooking arts of this scarcely known cuisine within its cultural context. With this book, we hope Lao cooking will gain the recognition it deserves. Eighty-eight dishes from Lao, Kmhmu', Tai Dam, Tai Yuan, Tai Lue Akha are presented in clear, simple recipes. Sprengers' stunning photography of the province's people and, food preparation in village homes and at The Boat Landing Guest House and Restaurant ties the dishes to their indigenous setting. unique cookbook includes: A photo-illustrated glossary of ingredients and substitutions ; Descriptions of Lao preparation and cooking techniques ; An explanation of traditional cooking equipment ; A bibliography, including web links." --Publisher.
Categories: Cooking, Lao

Biological Reviews of Important Cambodian Fish Species Based on Fishbase 2004

Biological Reviews of Important Cambodian Fish Species  Based on Fishbase 2004

Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong Basins in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam. ... Cambodia 036651 Trey kanlang Khmer Cambodia 036654 Trey krawlang Khmer Cambodia 012693 Trey pruol Khmer Cambodia 012693 Pa pawn Laotian Lao People's Dem.

Author: Leng Sy Vann

Publisher: WorldFish

ISBN: 9789995071004

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Page: 141

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Laotian Pawn

Laotian Pawn

Author: Bruce M. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1569016054

Category: Fiction

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Categories: Fiction

Pawns of War

Pawns of War

Examines how Cambodia and Laos became involved

Author: Arnold R. Isaacs

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: PSU:000018950939

Category: History

Page: 192

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Examines how Cambodia and Laos became involved
Categories: History

Laotian Pawn

Laotian Pawn

This brilliant book is easy to understand and gives personal life experiences on how God can move you out of ordinary and make you extraordinary. All of us have a destination to reach.

Author: Millard Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585000078

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Destiny and Purpose are not recent inventions. Humankind has sought answers to the questions for finding life purpose for ages. Unfortunately, within the body of Christ, the uncertainty lingers on. Reaching Your Final Destination is magnificent in helping the church too understand that all of God's children have a purpose in life. This brilliant book is easy to understand and gives personal life experiences on how God can move you out of ordinary and make you extraordinary. All of us have a destination to reach. Reaching Your Final Destination prepares you for a journey that is filled with beautiful scenery and pleasant weather. Occassionally, you will experience some turbulence and your purpose will be tested and tried through the fire. But hold on. Sit back and relax. If you faint not, you will reach your FINAL DESTINATION.
Categories: Fiction

Translations on South and East Asia

Translations on South and East Asia

LAOS WAR IN LAOS VIEWED BY FRENCH CORRESPONDENT [ Article by Madeleine Riffaud ; Paris , L'Humanite , French , 27 , 28 May ... Seen from the Pentagon , Laos is a pawn , a pawn , " a key position in the United States ' overall strategy ...

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ISBN: WISC:89107588642

Category: Southeast Asia

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Categories: Southeast Asia

Encyclopedia of the Kennedys The People and Events That Shaped America 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of the Kennedys  The People and Events That Shaped America  3 volumes

Kennedy publicly adopted Harriman's perspective on March 23, 1961, when he called for “a truly neutral government, not a Cold War pawn,” in Laos. In May 1961, Kennedy appointed Harriman as the American representative to the reconvened ...

Author: Joseph M. Siracusa

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598845396

Category: History

Page: 1103

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An expansive reference that overviews John F. Kennedy's presidency, covering the people, places, and events that comprised the political landscape of the Kennedy era. • A compelling timeline of JFK's presidency plots out major events • A special focus on New Frontier policies and the president's conflicts with Communist regimes illuminate important domestic and foreign affairs • Primary source documents include speeches, transcriptions of Cuban Missile Crisis discussions, and legislation • Several useful appendices feature the entire Kennedy-Nixon debates and the Warren Report conclusions, among other documents
Categories: History

The Universe Unraveling

The Universe Unraveling

1961): 26; “Laos: Toward Nirvana,” Time 77 (April 28, 1961): 34; “Laos: Attack & Talk,” Time 78 (June 23, ... 1961; “Backward Land a Pawn in Cold War,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6, 1961; “A Determined Laotian: General Phoumi Nosavan ...

Author: Seth Jacobs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801464515

Category: History

Page: 328

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During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, Laos was positioned to become a major front in the Cold War. Yet American policymakers ultimately chose to resist communism in neighboring South Vietnam instead. Two generations of historians have explained this decision by citing logistical considerations. According to the accepted account, Laos’s landlocked, mountainous terrain made the kingdom an unpropitious place to fight, while South Vietnam—possessing a long coastline, navigable rivers, and all-weather roads—better accommodated America’s military forces. The Universe Unraveling is a provocative reinterpretation of U.S.-Lao relations in the years leading up to the Vietnam War. Seth Jacobs argues that Laos boasted several advantages over South Vietnam as a battlefield, notably its thousand-mile border with Thailand and the fact that the Thai premier was willing to allow Washington to use his nation as a base from which to attack the communist Pathet Lao. More significant in determining U.S. policy in Southeast Asia than strategic appraisals of the Lao landscape were cultural perceptions of the Lao people. Jacobs contends that U.S. policy toward Laos under Eisenhower and Kennedy cannot be understood apart from the traits Americans ascribed to their Lao allies. Drawing on diplomatic correspondence, contemporary press coverage, and the work of iconic figures like "celebrity saint" Tom Dooley, Jacobs finds that the characteristics American statesmen and the American media attributed to the Lao—laziness, immaturity, ignorance, imbecility, and cowardice—differed from traits assigned the South Vietnamese and made Lao chances of withstanding communist aggression appear dubious. The Universe Unraveling provides a new perspective on how prejudice can shape policy decisions and even the course of history.
Categories: History

Ambush Valley

Ambush Valley

Similar protests of violations of Laotian and Cambodian neutrality by North Vietnam were often made by the US, with equally ... The official CIA history of their involvement in Laos titles the first chapter “Everybody's Pawn,” which ...

Author: Ambush Alley Ambush Alley Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849085359

Category: Games

Page: 192

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In the 44-year long history of the Cold War, few conflicts symbolize it as fully as those in Vietnam. To contemporary observers, it was a war between the two ideological blocs of Communism and the West. From the forces of the Viet Cong and NVA and the American, South Vietnamese, Australian and other Free World forces, the wars that ravaged Indochina throughout the second half of the 20th century can be recreated with Vietnam, the latest companion volume for Force on Force. Orders of battle, scenarios and special theatre-specific rules give players an immersive experience of gaming in in the jungles, fields and towns of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Categories: Games