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The King Never Smiles

A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej

by Paul M. Handley


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Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now 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.

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Yale University Press
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