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The River’s Tale

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The River's Tale by Edward Gargan
Jan 07, 2003 | ISBN 9780375705595
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    Jan 07, 2003 | ISBN 9780375705595

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“Far more than a picturesque personal travel diary. . .[Gargan] tells a unique and thought-provoking story.”–The New York Times

“Gargan’s handling of the complex histories of the countries, tribes, regions and peoples touched by this great river is just right.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Gargan has crafted a fine account of a very engaging journey. . . . It manages to convey a nuanced sense of place that makes one want to grab a backpack and jump on the first slow boat to pull to shore.” –San José Mercury News

“A fascinating journey through one of the world’s most compelling landscapes.” –New Jersey Star-Ledger

“Vivid, sometimes gripping . . . a solid accomplishment.” –America

“An excellent travelogue. A colorful and closely detailed account of travels along Southeast Asia’s contested lifeline.” –Kirkus Reviews

Author Essay

Ed Gargan presents a selection of photos from his trip down the Mekong river, combined with his comments about the circumstances behind the taking of these photos and of the people and the places they portray.

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