From King Fa Ngum to modern Laos
When we ask people what subjects they'd like to read about in our next books, "Lao History" is a frequent response. This brief history of Laos, by the country's most prolific writer, is illustrated with many old drawings and woodcuts. It recalls the kingdoms of the past: The Land of a Million Elephants, key rulers such as Fa Ngum, the colonial era as a part of French Indochina, and the fight for independence.
by Duangxay Luangphasy
This book was sponsored by Charlie Weeks in memory of Linda E. Saltzman, who loved books and readers.
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