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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Human Rights Watch: Laos.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Hiebert, Murray. "The Lao dilemma: division or dependence," Indochina Issues 27 (8/82).

Keenan, Faith. "Laos loosens up," Indochina Issues 85 (4/89).

Mau, Michael P. "The training of cadres in the Lao Dong Party of North Vietnam, 1960-1967," Asian Survey 9,4 (4/69):281-96.

Stanton, Thomas H. "Conflict in Laos: the village point of view," Asian Survey 8,11 (11/68):887-900.

Tapp, Nicholas. "The impact of missionry Christianity upon marginalized ethnic minorities: the case of Hmong," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 20 (3/89):70-95.

__________. "The Hmong: political economy of an illegal crop," in Taylor & Turton (eds.) Sociology of "Developing Societies": Southeast Asia (NY, 1988), pp. 230-40.

Yia Lee, Gary. "Ethnic minorities & nation-building in Laos: the Hmong in the Lao State," Peninsule 16-17 (1985-6):215-32.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Branfman, Fred. Voices from the Plain of Jars. Life under an Air War (NY, 1972).

Brown, MacAlister & Joseph Zasloff. Apprentice Revolutionaries: The Communist Movement in Laos, 1930-1985 (Stanford, 1986).

Burchett, Wilfred. Mekong Upstream: A Visit to Laos & Cambodia (Berlin: Seven Seas, 1959).

__________. The Second Indochina War: Cambodia & Laos (NY: International, 1970).

Castle, Timothy N. One Day Too Long: Top Secret Site 85 & the Bombing of North Vietnam (NY: Columbia, 1999).

Chan, Sucheng (ed.) Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos & America (Philadelphia, 1994).

Conway, Kenneth J. Shadow War: The CIA's Secret War in Laos (Boulder CO: Paladin, 1995).

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors & the Collision of Two Cultures (NY, 1997).

Gunn, Geoffrey C. Rebellion in Laos. Peasant & Politics in a Colonial Backwater (Boulder: Westview, 1990).

Halpern, Joel M. Economy & Society of Laos: A Brief Survey (New Haven, 1964).

Hamilton-Merritt, Jane. Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans & the Secret War for Laos,k 1942-1992 (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1993).

Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger (NY: Verso, 2001). Develops strong case that his actions during Vietnam War & later (& in particular the massive bombing of Cambodia & Laos) qualify him for prosecution as a war criminal.

Murphy, Dervla. One Foot in Laos (London, 1999).

Smith, Bradwell L. (ed.) Religion & Legitimation of Power in Burma, Thailand & Laos (Chambersburg PA, 1978).

Strong, Anna Louise. Cash & Violence in Laos & Vietnam (NY: Mainstream, 1961).

Stuart-Fox, Martin. Laos: Politics, Economy & Society (London, 1986).

Thee, Marek. Notes of a Witness. Laos & the Second Indochinese War (NY: Vintage, 1973).

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