All the wrong places: adrift in the politics of the Pacific rim
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New York : Boston, Mass. : Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Little, Brown, c1988.
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1st ed.
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xvii, 269 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
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James Fenton is the right man in the wrong place in dangerous times. This journalist, poet, and critic is almost always at the center of a revolution. Fenton was one of the last journalists in Saigon, and his reporting from the abandoned American embassy, "where the looting had just begun," is unlike any Vietnam coverage you've ever read. "Some people gave me suspicious looks; I was after all the only one there with a white face--so I began to do a little lootingmyself . . . .Two things I could not take were reproduction of an 1873 map of Hanoi and a framed quotation by Lawrence of Arabia, which read 'Better to let them do it imperfectly than do it perfectly yourself, for it is their country, their way, and your time is short.'" Reporting from war-ravaged Cambodia, Fenton lived for a while in a monastery, where the monks, certain he was a CIA agent, were fixated with his bout of constipation. In "The Snap Revolution," Fenton chronicles Corazon Aquino's assumption of power in the Philippines, from a vantage point so close "I could even tell you what perfume Imelda Marcos was wearing." Fenton's most recent posting is Korea, where he reports, in his inimitable fashion, on the recent riots and election in that complex country on the brink of civil convulsion. All the Wrong Places is a visceral and unforgettable view from the Pacific Rim.
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0871132044
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Fenton, J. (1988). All the wrong places: adrift in the politics of the Pacific rim. New York : Boston, Mass.: Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Little, Brown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fenton, James, 1949-. 1988. All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of the Pacific Rim. New York : Boston, Mass.: Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Little, Brown.

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Fenton, James, 1949-, All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of the Pacific Rim. New York : Boston, Mass.: Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Little, Brown, 1988.

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Fenton, James. All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of the Pacific Rim. New York : Boston, Mass.: Atlantic Monthly Press ; Distributed by Little, Brown, 1988. Print.

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