DCO Thai Books

DCO Thai - Books and More

  DCO Thailand » Thai Bookshop » Burma » 20008270 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Currencies

Please choose your currency
US Dollars, UK Pounds, Euros, Australian Dollars or Japanese Yen. Five new currencies added. Swiss Francs, Canadian Dollars, Swedish Krona, Norwegian Kroner and Danish Kroner.
Rates by www.Oanda.com
Thai Books and More
Angkor Wat
Bestsellers on DCO
Biographies
Buddhism
Burma
Cambodia
Danish-Thai
Dictionaries
Diving in Thailand
English Translations
Fiction from Thailand
Finland-Thai
French-Thai
Gay Thailand
General Interest Thai
German-Thai
Gift Books
Handicrafts
Hilltribes
Historical Novels
History of Thailand
Humour From Thailand
Interior Design
Italian-Thai
Japanese-Thai
Learning English
Learning Thai
Living in Thailand
Laos
Modern History
Natural History
Netherlands-Thai
North of Thailand
Norwegian-Thai
Pattaya
Phrase Books
Poetry
Reprints
River Chao Phya
Royal Family
Russian-Thai
SE Asia & Asia/Pacific
Sexuality in Thailand
Short Stories
Swedish-Thai
Tagalog-Thai
Temples & Murals
Textiles
Thai Architecture
Thai Art
Thai Culture
Thai Food
Thai Language Books
Thai Politics & Society
The Bar Scene
Thriller and Adventure
Travel
Vietnam
Vietnam War
Maps and Atlas
Thailand Nightlife Magazines
Language - Multimedia
Language - Tapes and CDs
Muay Thai - Thai Boxing
Thai Software
Thai Cooked Insects
Publishers Pages

View All Items
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Google
Bestsellers
01.The White Umbrella by Patricia Elliot
02.Burmese for Beginners with CDs
03.The Home of an Eastern Clan by Leslie Milne
04.The Soul of a People by Harold Fielding Hall
05.Three Pagodas Pass by George Featherling
06.An Asian Destiny by Gwendolyn Chabrier
Information
Shipping
Privacy
Payment
Downloads
Pira Sudham
Contact Us
Location Map
About DCO in Thailand
DCO Affiliate Program
Latest products more
An Iu-Mienh-English Dictionary with Cultural Notes
An Iu-Mienh-English Dictionary with Cultural Notes
$33.33

New Books News Feed

RSS 2.0 News Feed


Google News Feed
Specials more
Reading and Writing Thai
Reading and Writing Thai
$11.67
$9.95
Pay By
PayPal
Credit Cards
Mandalay to Momien $31.66

Mandalay To Momien by John Anderson

A Narrative of the Two Expeditions to Western China of 1868 & 1875 under Colonel Edward B. Sladen and Colonel Horace Browne

This account provides a fascinating eye witness summary of two expeditions made in pursuit of what can only be described as a misconceived dream. The idea of a 'back door' to China, which excited British speculative greed from the late 1860s, seemed determined to ignore both economic realities and physical geography. The British merchant community at Rangoon in the recently conquered Lower Burma, urged on by Chambers of Commerce and textile mill owners back in Yorkshire and Lancashire, convinced themselves that inland China was an enormous market simply waiting to absorb a fortune in British manufactures. In the 1940s, the Bhamo-Yunnan route came into prominence again. Some 50,000 American soldiers and locals spent three years building a 1600- km-long road from Ledo in Assam through Myitkyina to Bhamo and on to Kunming. It provided a lifeline for trucking in supplies to Chinese Nationalist troops fighting the Japanese, but was abandoned after 1945. The dream persists, however. In May 2007, The Times of London carried a report headlined, 'India hopes old jungle trail can be a new road to riches' which will allow people and goods to travel from Assam to Kunming in just two days.

Paperback
Bangkok 2009
White Lotus
522 pages, 16 pp., illus. 2 pp. maps, 2 pp. folded maps
Size 150 x 210 mm.
ISBN 9789744801371

Reviews

loans for condos
 
Locations of visitors to this page
Copyright © 2004 DCO Co., Ltd.
Shopping cart software copyright © 2003 CRE Loaded Team
Powered by Oscommerce, Supercharged by CRE Loaded Team
Using Version [CRE Loaded6 v4]