A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium And Guns: The Story Of An Island Paradise by Willard A. HannaA Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium And Guns: The Story Of An Island Paradise by Willard A. Hanna

A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium And Guns: The Story Of An Island Paradise

byWillard A. HannaForeword byTim Hannigan

Paperback | October 28, 2016

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This book tells the story of Bali-the paradise island of the Pacific"-its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597. In this first comprehensive history of Bali, author Willard Hanna chronicles Bali through the centuries as well as the islanders' current struggle to preserve their unique identity amidst the financially necessary incursions of tourism.Illustrated with more than forty stunning photographs, A Brief History of Bali is a riveting tale of one ancient culture's vulnerability-and resilience-in the modern world."
Willard A. Hanna graduated from the Wooster College in 1932. He maintained a lifelong interest in Asia, first as a teacher in China and later with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Foreign Service and the American Universities Field Staff. Over the course of his career, he prepared hundreds of field reports on Southeast Asian affairs and authore...
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Title:A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium And Guns: The Story Of An Island ParadiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.78 inPublished:October 28, 2016Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804847312

ISBN - 13:9780804847315

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Hannigan has the novelist's instinct for surprise and entertaining anecdotes pop up at every turn." - Bali Advertiser"