Among Insurgents - Walking Through Burma

Among Insurgents - Walking Through Burma

Product ID: 3925

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Author: ShelTucker
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 386
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0141000910


A gripping tale of adventure and a serious investigation of Burma's troubles.

Taunted by Rangoon's closure of its land orders and determined to assert his right to roam, Shelby Tucker vowed to walk across Burma. Disguised as a native he reached Burma via a part of China closed to foreigners. Communist insurgents intercepted him and took him to their local headquarters, where he was passed on to anther group of insurgents, with whom he would survive near misses with the Burma Army and a trek through hundreds of miles of rain forest. Some months later he emerged in India, where he was arrested for suspected links with a global espionage network.

But Among Insurgents is more than an extraordinary adventure story. It describes the Kachins, the most important of Burma's hidden colonies, offers a brief and readable analysis of Burmese Civil War, and , in the process shows the symbiotic relationship between the conflict there and the international drugs trade.


Every few years there comes along a first book by an unknown author that makes you want to stand up and applaud. This is such a book. . Its is a story of real, risk-taking, old fashioned travel, not pre-paid by a publisher. It deserves to become a classic. - Daily Telegraph


Maps and Illustrations
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Itinerary: Dali-oxford
Dramatis Personae

1. Fading Red Star
2. The General's House Guests
3. The Sons of Wahkyet Wa
4. The Triangle
5. Kumawng
6. The Rivers
7. Hidden Valley
8. Arrest House

An Appreciation by Dr Stephen Morse
Cartographer's Note by John C. Bartholomew
Chronological Guide to the Burmese Civil War
Note to the Author from Ronald Kaulback