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    From Dan Beach Bradley to Todd Lavelle

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 15/12/2014

    » As a story, this account of Americans in Siam begins rather slowly. Missionaries who make very few converts. Traders who do very little trade. Diplomats with very little tact. In 1870s, the American consul sums up his countrymen in Siam as "mutinous sailors, rascally captains, quarrelling and libidinous missionaries". The only American who leaves a real mark on Siam's history in this era is the missionary-printer-newspaperman-medic, Dan Beach Bradley. By 1900, there are around 125 Americans in Siam. 


    Toys for rich boys (and girls)

    Muse, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 25/05/2013

    » A recent import, Luxury Toys: Volume 2 allows us a voyeuristic peek into a world of amazing objects that cannot be bought at your local store or simply ordered online. For these singular items are the custom-made playthings of the super-rich.


    The fifth Gospel

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/02/2013

    » In this day and age, historians and historical novelists are reappraising long held views of ancient times, not least the foundations of Christianity. Which are that God sired a child with Mary, that Christ died on the cross taking the sins of mankind with him, after which He ascended to Heaven.


    Snapshot of the past

    Life, Yanapon Musiket, Published on 12/07/2012

    » Myanmar has been in the news a lot lately. Most of the reports have been good (save for the violence in Rakhine) and that's cause for celebration given the upcoming Asean Economic Community everyone is excited about. And yet, our close neighbour remains an elusive country. We want to learn more about the place, and if we can't do it physically, at least we can look at photographs.


    Bucking a trend

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/04/2012

    » E-books have become more than a fashion statement for lovers of new gadgets on the market. For people in the publishing industry everywhere, including Thailand, it's seen as a medium imperative to their survival, the way they conduct business and tap the opportunities it will spawn.

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