Reading List for Laos

mactbkk

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Joined
Mar 31, 2011
Location
Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok, Klong 10
Largely about events Pre-1975.

A few available via AsiaBooks in Thailand and Monument Books in Laos. Or via Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more or my favorite source for 2nd hand books: AbeBooks Official Site - New & Used Books, New & Used Textbooks, Rare & Out of Print Books

Some downloadable.

Mac

Readings on Laos


-- SHOOTING AT THE MOON by Roger Warner, an easy read, somewhat limited in scope to the SGU, VP and MR-II


-- SHADOW WAR by Ken Conboy, a very detailed history, heavily footnoted, about Laos from early on and covering the entire country, all MRs, a pretty boring read because of the detail, but it's the book I keep about three feet from my right foot for ready reference.


-- TRAGEDY IN PARADISE by Doc Charles "Jigs" Weldon, about his 11 years in Laos as head of USAID's Public Health Division, also focused on MR-II


-- Sunsets, Bulldozers, and Elephants: Twelve Years in Laos, The Stories I Never Told by Howie Lewin, former IVS & USAID/Laos


Sunsets Bulldozers and Elephants


-- A People's History of the Hmong, by Paul Hillmer [note: check pg 212 for my comment on INS]


Following are downloadable, some I've had printed out:


-- History of CAT/Air America


Supporting the "Secret War"


CIA AIR OPERATIONS IN LAOS 1955-1974 (U)
by William M. Leary, Professor of History at the University of Georgia.


-- Prof Joe Leeker:


Air America, a History: The History of Air America (by Dr. Joe F. Leeker ) - McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas


-- The Aircraft of Air America: THE AIRCRAFT OF AIR AMERICA, 4th edition, by Dr. Joe F. Leeker - McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas


-- Martin Best: Air America, CASI, and others: Index


-- The War in Northern Laos: Fighting the War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973


Anthony, Victor B., and Richard R. Sexton. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: The War in Northern Laos, 1954-1973. Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1993. [Available at: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB248/war_in_northern_laos.pdf]

-- "Undercover Armies, the CIA and Surrogate Warfare in Laos" http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB284/6-UNDERCOVER_ARMIES.pdf

-- and more: The CIA's Vietnam Histories


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Plus, some good Lao road trips here (incudes the other SEA countries, too):


-- http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/forum.php


-- S.E. Asia Motorcycle Touring Forums - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Trip Reports


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Plus a link to online 1:250,000 scale maps of SEA


Maps of South East Asia - Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia 1965 - 1975


also a few handy maps here: Hobo Maps Home Page
 

KTMphil

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Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Location
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bikes
2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Fabulous list Mac, thankyou


Largely about events Pre-1975.

A few available via AsiaBooks in Thailand and Monument Books in Laos. Or via Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more or my favorite source for 2nd hand books: AbeBooks Official Site - New & Used Books, New & Used Textbooks, Rare & Out of Print Books

Some downloadable.

Mac

Readings on Laos


-- SHOOTING AT THE MOON by Roger Warner, an easy read, somewhat limited in scope to the SGU, VP and MR-II


-- SHADOW WAR by Ken Conboy, a very detailed history, heavily footnoted, about Laos from early on and covering the entire country, all MRs, a pretty boring read because of the detail, but it's the book I keep about three feet from my right foot for ready reference.


-- TRAGEDY IN PARADISE by Doc Charles "Jigs" Weldon, about his 11 years in Laos as head of USAID's Public Health Division, also focused on MR-II


-- Sunsets, Bulldozers, and Elephants: Twelve Years in Laos, The Stories I Never Told by Howie Lewin, former IVS & USAID/Laos


Sunsets Bulldozers and Elephants


-- A People's History of the Hmong, by Paul Hillmer [note: check pg 212 for my comment on INS]


Following are downloadable, some I've had printed out:


-- History of CAT/Air America


Supporting the "Secret War"


CIA AIR OPERATIONS IN LAOS 1955-1974 (U)
by William M. Leary, Professor of History at the University of Georgia.


-- Prof Joe Leeker:


Air America, a History: The History of Air America (by Dr. Joe F. Leeker ) - McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas


-- The Aircraft of Air America: THE AIRCRAFT OF AIR AMERICA, 4th edition, by Dr. Joe F. Leeker - McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas


-- Martin Best: Air America, CASI, and others: Index


-- The War in Northern Laos: Fighting the War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973


Anthony, Victor B., and Richard R. Sexton. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: The War in Northern Laos, 1954-1973. Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1993. [Available at: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB248/war_in_northern_laos.pdf]

-- "Undercover Armies, the CIA and Surrogate Warfare in Laos" http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB284/6-UNDERCOVER_ARMIES.pdf

-- and more: The CIA's Vietnam Histories


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Plus, some good Lao road trips here (incudes the other SEA countries, too):


-- http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/forum.php


-- S.E. Asia Motorcycle Touring Forums - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Trip Reports


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Plus a link to online 1:250,000 scale maps of SEA


Maps of South East Asia - Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia 1965 - 1975


also a few handy maps here: Hobo Maps Home Page
 
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