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Barbara Crossette

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Barbara Crossette, who joined The New York Times in 1973, spent seven years as a correspondent in Asia, and is now UN bureau chief. She was a Fulbright Professor of Journalism in India and has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at Princeton University. She won the 1991 George Polk Award for foreign reporting. She lives in New York City and Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania.

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So Close to Heaven
The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
Written by Barbara Crossette


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 25, 1996
Price: $16.95

This fascinating and colorful book takes students into a world that is just emerging from the middle ages and peering warily into the millennium ahead: the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan which remains true to that religion's riotous marriage of esoteric theology and gorgeous ritual, serenely meditating Buddhas and snarling deities entwined... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

So Close to Heaven
The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
Written by Barbara Crossette


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $13.99

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