ASIA: Almanac de Gunther

In Inside Europe, first published three years ago and since continuously revised to keep up-to-date, Correspondent John Gunther wrote a swift, popular handbook of present-day Europe. His system was to take a country, give the lives, habits and personalities of its leaders, put in a few choice anecdotes, make a few sound generalizations about the people, sketch in historical background, retell the nation's most recent and dramatic episodes and then move on to the next country, where the same process was repeated.

In Inside Asia,* published this week, Author Gunther tries out this...

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