Heroin Traffic in Southeast Asia. Alfred McCoy.

Heroin Traffic in Southeast Asia

Washington, D.C. Indochina Resource Center, 1972. Original wraps. The scarce August 1st, 1972 printing of Indochina Chronicle (No. 18). Most notable in this issue (and its centerpiece) is the June 1972 testimony before Congress of Alfred McCoy, a young doctoral student in Southeast Asian History at Yale, who was called in to discuss the growing problem of the "flourishing narcotics trade in South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand". This testimony, along with other articles McCloy had written, would soon evolve into his seminal book "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia". This issue of "Indochina Chronicle" has held up nicely: solid and VG to VG+ in its stapled wrappers, with a tiny bit of light staining to the front panel. Quarto, 24 pgs. Includes other articles such as "Premier Khiem's Family Mafia", "Heroin, Opium and the Little Man" and "Flowers of Evil" (also by Alfred McCoy). An important document in America's ever-deepening involvement in Southeast Asia and uncommon as such. Very Good +. Item #18183

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