Item #15035 The Devil's Discus. Rayne Kruger.
The Devil's Discus
The Devil's Discus
The Devil's Discus
The Devil's Discus
The Devil's Discus

The Devil's Discus

London: Cassell, 1964.

Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #15035

Library stamps/marks/labels/slip residue, tape residue and peel from dj protector on endpapers and covers, light tone, light cock, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket flap edges trimmed, 3" tear from front corner nearly across front flap, tape residue on flap edges, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; At a time when Thailand's politics remain in turmoil, when the long-lived King Bhumibol has died, and lese-majesty laws preclude discussion of the future of the monarchy under his son, the current King Vajiralongkorn, The Devil's Discus remains one of the few works on the familial, social and political roots of King Bhumibol's life and the crucial event that led to his accession to the throne. His elder brother, King Ananda, the foreign-born unexpected successor to the throne, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in 1946 in still unclear circumstances. While Kruger eventually argues suicide in part in defense of Prime Minister Pridi, his exposition of the deeply convoluted political situation into which this young man was thrust remains both controversial and direct. Still banned in Thailand, this scarce book lays out Kruger's view of the foundations of modern Thai politics and government. First Edition, First Printing in Dust Jacket of this highspot in any Thailand reference library. ; Ex-Library; 260 pages.

Price: $299.95

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