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Edward A. Gargan worked as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times in West Africa, China, India, and Hong Kong, was a magazine writer for the Los Angeles Times, and now covers Asia for Newsday. He was an Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the author of China's Fate. He is based in Beijing and has a home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
"Far more than a picturesque personal travel diary. . .[Gargan] tells a unique and thought-provoking story."-The New York Times "Gargan's handling of the complex histories of the countries, tribes, regions and peoples touched by this great river is just right." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Gargan has crafted a fine account of a very engaging journey. . . . It manages to convey a nuanced sense of place that makes one want to grab a backpack and jump on the first slow boat to pull to shore." -San Jos Mercury News "A fascinating journey through one of the world's most compelling landscapes." -New Jersey Star-Ledger "Vivid, sometimes gripping . . . a solid accomplishment." -America "An excellent travelogue. A colorful and closely detailed account of travels along Southeast Asia's contested lifeline." -Kirkus Reviews