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Comment: **1960 Hardcover Edition**This is a Solid copy with some signs of use, age and wear. NOT ex library; Binding is Good; Pages show age tanning and foxing but are otherwise clean; Boards are Solid with a Dust Jacket that shows chipping and wear. Dust Cover is now protected by a Crystal Clear Brodart archival sleeve**PRIME ELIGIBLE**FULFILLED BY AMAZON**
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The Night They Burned the Mountain Hardcover – June 1, 1960


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 1960)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374222126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374222123
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Tom Dooley wrote 3 books and was working on a fourth when he died. His mother and friends finished the 4th. The books were about his work in Vietnam prior to 1962, he died in the early 60's from cancer. I first read the Dooley books in 1964-65 and credit them for my interest in Asian cultures. I still have the four paperbacks. Dr. Tom's clinics carried on after his death but ended with the fall of South Vietnam.
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Considered by many in the public of the late 1950's to have personified the best qualities of American aid to the world, Dr. Tom Dooley was in fact nominated for sainthood. However, that nomination went nowhere when it became common knowledge that Dooley was a practicing homosexual. It has also been revealed that he had extensive contacts with the American Central Intelligence Agency and they helped him with his books and contacts.
Nevertheless, none of that can truly diminish what he did in bringing medical care to the country of Laos. This book is a chronicle of his second stint in the country, up until he was diagnosed with the cancer that ultimately took his life. Dooley demonstrated that the way to defeat communism and win the hearts and minds of the people of Asia was to heal their bodies. By providing medical care without political strings or pronouncements, Dooley worked closely with the Laotians and his team consisted of three American medics operating within a Laotian hospital. The unfortunate circumstance was not that Dooley worked with the CIA; the tragedy was that the lessons he provided were ignored. Had there been a more concerted effort to mimic the actions of Dooley in providing aid to the apolitical peasants, the United States would have had a much better chance in Indochina.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 1998
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Dr. Tom Dooley was a young navy doctor involved with the fall of Viet Nam, and the massive effort to help the fleeing Vietnamese people as the Comm unists entered their country.(whew). This is the story of his return to Viet Nam and his efforts to improve health care in his own small way. A magnificent story of humanity at it's best.
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