A Journalist in Siam
By Andrew A Freeman
A Journalist in Siam is an account of Andrew Freeman's time spent at The Bangkok Daily Mail, an English Language newspaper published in Siam during the 1920s. Asked by the King Pradjadhipok himself to take over as editor, Freeman steps into a world where pride is the name of the game for Bangkok's small community of foreigners, the local police department has a direct hand in the trafficking of Chinese women, and love struggles against powerful social forces which seek to keep men and women from different cultures apart.
"A Journalist in Siam is as exciting as a corking detective story, and ten times as colorful. Beachcombers, bewitching Siamese girls, dissolute princes, and white elephants march through its pages in a way that makes the book absolutely irrestistable. I have never read anything more fascinating." Lowell Thomas
White Lotus 2002
Reprint from 1928