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Chasing the Dragon: Into the Heart of the Golden Triangle

Cox, Christopher R.

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ISBN 10: 0805038639 / ISBN 13: 9780805038637
Published by Henry Holt & Co, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0805038639 Cox, an American reporter, journeyed to Burma with little more than a backpack. He wandered from the red-light districts of Bangkok to the world of the Shan, where tribesman trade opium and gemstones for arms to fight the Burmese. Told with wit and flare, Cox weaves an engrossing tale. 336pp. 1st ed. > DJ Very Good | > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-SEA-02967

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Title: Chasing the Dragon: Into the Heart of the ...

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A feature reporter relates his adventures and misadventures as he enters Burma in search of an interview with the drug kingpin, Khun Sa, who controls thirty percent of the heroin entering the United States.

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Cox, a reporter for the Boston Herald, traveled into the Shan State, the lawless region of northern Myanmar (or Burma) that produces much of the world's opium, to interview Khun Sa, the drug warlord who built himself a jungle empire on drug profits and who styled himself a Shan freedom-fighter. Khun Sa, who has since "retired" and lives in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), is a complex character. This account of bearding the devil in his lair combines thorough research, high adventure, and prose pungent with the odor of poppies blooming on remote mountainsides.

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