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Contemporary Thai
by Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya, et al

Thai Style
by William Warren, et al
(Hardcover - May 1989)

Pridi by Pridi: Selected Writings on Life, Politics, and Economy
by Pridi Banomyong, et al

Thailand: The Golden Kingdom
by William Warren, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer)

Thailand's Crisis
by Pasuk Phongpaichit, Chris Baker

Rice Without Rain
by Minfong Ho
(Hardcover - April 1990)

The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange With the Dead in Thailand
by Alan Klima

Wild Thailand
by Gerald Cubitt (Photographer), et al

A Century of Thai Graphic Design
by Anek Nawikkamun (Compiler), et al
Out of Print - Try Used BooksBuddha in the Landscape: A Sacred Expression of Thailand
by Mark Standen (Photographer), John Hoskin

The Food of Asia : Authentic Recipes from China, India, Indonesia, Japan Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam (Periplus World Cookbooks)
by Kong Foong Ling (Editor), Heinz Von Holzen (Photographer)
Listed under Asian Cooking

Kingdom of Make-Believe: A Novel of Thailand

Thailand : A Short History
by David K. Wyatt

Lonely Planet Thailand, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Road Atlas (Travel Atlases)

I Walked Away : An Expatriate's Guide to Living Cheaply in Thailand
by Michael Ziesing

The Girl Who Wore Too Much : A Folktale from Thailand
by Margaret Read MacDonald, Supaporn Vathanaprida, Yvonne Davis (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Kings, Country and Constitutions
by Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian

Lords of Things: The Fashioning of the Siamese Monarchy's Modern Image
by Maurizio Peleggi
Book Description: Lords of Things offers an intriguing interpretation of modernity in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Siam by focusing on the novel material possessions and social practices adopted by the royal elite to refashion its self and public image in the early stages of globalization. It examines the westernized modes of consumption and self-presentation, the residential and representational architecture, and the public spectacles appropriated by the Bangkok court not as byproducts of institutional reformation initiated by modernizing sovereigns, but as practices and objects constitutive of the very identity of the royalty as a civilized and civilizing class. 

Bringing a wealth of new source material into a theoretically informed discussion, Lords of Things will be required reading for historians of Thailand and Southeast Asia scholars generally. It represents a welcome change from previous studies of Siamese modernization that are almost exclusively concerned with the institutional and economic dimensions of the process or with foreign relations, and will appeal greatly to those interested in transnational cultural flows, the culture of colonialism, the invention of tradition, and the relationship between consumption and identity formation in the modern era.
Hardcover: 232 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.00
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; ;
ISBN: 0824824482

A History of Siam
by William A. R. Wood

Descriptions of Old Siam
by Michael Smithies
Book Description: This collection of the written impressions of Siam (now Thailand) by overseas residents and visitors to the country focusses on the relationships between the Siamese Kings and the various Westerners who came to trade, not only in goods, but also in souls. Spanning four centuries, the writings reflect both the continuities and the changes that took place in this vanished culture.

The Grand Palace
by Nngnoi Suksri, Michael Freeman (Photographer)

Palaces of Bangkok: Royal Residences of the Chakri Dynasty
by Naengnoi Suksri
Out of Print - Try Used BooksLonely Planet Thailand
Listed under Thailand Travel

The Vegetarian Table - Thailand : Thailand (Vegetarian Table)
Listed under Asian Cooking

The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok
by Anna Harriette Leonowens
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 6.77 x 4.23
Publisher: Tor Books; (November )
ISBN: 0812570626

The Romance of the Harem
by Anna Leonowens, edited by Susan Morgan
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 9.02 x 6.08
Publisher: University Press of Virginia; (August 1991)
ISBN: 0813913284

Anna and the King of Siam
by Margaret Landon, illustrated by Margaret Ayer
Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 8.02 x 5.38
Publisher: HarperCollins (paper); (November )
ISBN: 0060954884

Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond 'the King and I'
by Leslie Smith Dow
Paperback: 154 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.00 x 6.25
Publisher: Pottersfield Pr; (March 1992)
ISBN: 0919001696

The Story of Anna and the King
by Cecelia Holland
Book Description: Here is the real story behind the woman who inspired a bestselling biography, one of the top Broadway musicals of all time, and two classic films--and it's one that will surprise you. The epic love story between a British governess and the King of Siam once again comes to life with the release of Twentieth Century Fox's Anna and the King starring Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster and international superstar Chow Yun-Fat. 

The Story of Anna and the King captures all the nuances of this extraordinary relationship, as well as the extravagant film depicting it, in lush, full-color photographs. Cecelia Holland weaves a beautiful narrative of the true histories behind Anna Leonowens and the Siamese royal family, as well as the political and cultural rises and falls of Siam--present-day Thailand--based on historical information and the published works of Anna Leonowens. 

Filmed entirely in Malaysia, Anna and the King features one of the largest motion picture sets ever constructed--the King's Palace, which covers more than eight acres of land. Under the direction of Andy Tennant, an internatonal cast and crew representing more than twenty countries works with a myriad of stunning ornate costumes, thousands of extras, and a menagerie of specially trained animals, The Story of Anna and the King invites you to enter King Mongkut's world.
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 11.50 x 9.50
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Co; (March )
ISBN: 0788198408

Patpong Sisters : An American Woman's View of the Bangkok Sex World
by Cleo Odzer

4,000 Days : My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison
by Warren Fellows
Book Description: In the late 1970s, author Warren Fellows and two of his friends had the perfect scheme: they would traffic heroin between Australia and Thailand, concealing it flawlessly in high-tech, invisible compartments in suitcases. The money was there, and the process seemed foolproof--especially because they hadn't gotten caught in all their prior attempts at smuggling. But in 1978, all that would change, and Fellows would spend the next twelve years of his life enduring violations of his human rights of unimaginable hideousness. 

Fellows, convicted in Thailand, spent these twelve years in Bangkok's infamous Bang Kwang prison, witnessing atrocities committed by both prison officials and his fellow inmates. He survived countless torturous beatings, was forced to eat rats, and endured solitary confinement under terrifyingly inhumane conditions. On a daily basis, Fellows also witnessed the torture and execution of those around him, their screams as common as the insects and vermin in his cell. Many of the prisoners in Bang Kwang turned to heroin--the vice that landed Fellows there in the first place--to escape their daily nightmares, and the prison guards often helped feed this deadly addiction. 

Fellows, now a free man, has lived to write about these twelve ghastly years. He has captured the filth, pain, anger, hopelessness, and torture of life in a Thai prison with vivid, engrossing detail and brutal honesty.
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 8.53 x 5.67
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; (December 1, )
ISBN: 0312182961

Anna and the King of Siam. 1946 VHS
starring Rex Harrison and Irene Dunn
Director: John Cromwell
Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC

The King and I 1956 VHS
starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr
Listed under Musicals

Treasures of Two Nations
by Lisa McQuail
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