Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

Bill Hayton’s Vietnam: Rising Dragon, which we reviewed back in May, is now out in paperback  (Yale University, 254 pp., $22). The book is a well-reviewed first-person report on the country of Vietnam circa 2006-07. Hayton, who was booted out of the country by the Vietnamese authorities, looks at Vietnamese society, economy, and its authoritarian (but capitalism-friendly) government.

For more info, go to the book’s Facebook page or the Yale University Press web site.

—Marc Leepson