By Norman Lewis
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This is a set of essays that the good shuttle author penned from numerous destinations over a multi-decade interval. Lewis died on the age of ninety five in 2003 and used to be traveling --- and writing --- until eventually close to the very finish of his existence. again within the early days of his profession as a journalist, Westerners seldom visited a few of these locations (Yemen, Paraguay, Soviet Union, etc.) that he covers during this ebook. His previous books approximately Southeast Asia ("A Dragon Apparent" and "Golden Earth") are specifically attention-grabbing for his or her observations of nations equivalent to Burma and Cambodia. As continuously, Lewis has an astute eye for element and the facility to work out the massive photograph. in a single really penetrating essay during this assortment, Lewis comes throughout a doubtful staff of missionaries in Venezuela who're trying to "convert" a primitive tribe to Christianity, and within the technique wean them from their conventional lifestyle. unfortunately, in fact, such missionaries are nonetheless allowed to spew their poison around the globe. lets use extra writers like Lewis who query --- and problem --- such harmful practices. This selection of essays give you the reader with many sturdy examples of Norman Lewis' go back and forth writing sort.
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