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Contents Preface ix Introduction 1 1. A Dhammaraja from America 2. From Pure Blood to Dynastic Failure 3. 1932: Revolution and Exile 4. Restoration to Regicide 5. Revenge of the Monarchists, 1946¿49 6. Romance in Lausanne: Bhumibol Prepares to Reign 7. The Cold War, 1952¿57 8. Field Marshal Sarit: The Palace Finds Its Strongman 9. Bhumibol in the 1960s: A Dhammaraja¿s Brilliance Unfolds 10. Going to War 11. Reborn Democrat? 12. Royal Vigilantism and Massacre, 1974¿76 13. What Went Wrong: Cosmic Panic, Business Failure, Midcareer Crisis 14. Who¿s the Enemy? 15. In the King¿s Image: The Perfect General Prem 16. Family Headaches 17. Another Coup for the Throne 18. May 1992: October 1976 Redux 19. Sanctifying Royalty and Stonewalling Democracy in the 1990s 20. Another Family Annus Horribilis 21. The Economic Crash and Bhumibol¿s New Theory 22. Going into Seclusion: Can the Monarchy Survive Bhumibol? Notes 000 Index 000
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Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-.
Thailand -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.