Amata haeng pa prem: chak patiwat 19 kanya thung chutchopthaksin” (The Eternal Pa Prem: From the September 19 Coup to the End of “Thaksin”) (2008) by Watsana Nanuam (ISBN: 9789743072734). A journalist for the Bangkok Post specializing in military affairs, Watsana has written a compelling account of the power and influence of General Prem, the so-called “invisible hand” (р╕бр╕╖р╕нр╕Чр╕╡р╣Ир╕бр╕нр╕Зр╣Др╕бр╣Ир╣Ар╕лр╣Зр╕Щ as Watsana puts it) of Thai politics. The 333-page book is written in the style of popular investigative reporting. Here is the blurb and table of contents for interested readers.

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