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The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej

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The first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, whose image as a benign Buddhist god-king masks one of the world's most politically powerful thrones Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and at the time of his death, in October 2016, was the world's longest serving monarch. The King Never Smiles , the first independent biography of Thailand's monarch, tells the unexpected story of Bhumibol's life and sixty-year rule--how a Western ...

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The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
2017, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300228304

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The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300106824

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