Book #160695

The Road Past Mandalay: a Personal Narrative 1st Edition

John Masters

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1961.

Price: $57.50

Near fine first edition "Book Society Choice", housed in very good dust jacket. DJ has chipping and wear on edges all around. There are illustrations throughout the book with clean pages and tanned edges..

John Masters recounts the dramatic and often harrowing experiences he endured as a young American journalist during the Burmese Civil War, the last great struggle of the British Raj. From the moment he arrives in Rangoon in 1962, Masters is drawn into the vortex of violence and intrigue that surrounds the rise of the nationalist movement. Forced to flee the country in 1964, he makes his way through Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, finally arriving in America four years later. The Road Past Mandalay is a strikingly personal account of one man's struggle to understand a complex and often brutal period in history.; 8vo ; 343 pages.