Feet on the Mountain

In this expansive memoir looking back over his fifty-five years of living and working with the hill tribe people of northern Thailand, Richard Mann gives an in-depth account for one of the world's most successful attempts to curb narcotics. As a Christian missionary, and both a project manager and advisor with the United Nations, Mann helped find suitable crops and markets for those crops that could provide a livelihood in place of opium poppy. Feet on the Mountain details life for the hill tribes before modern roads, technology, and infrastructure brought change. Mann shares humorous experiences during his time in Thailand, including living in the "Pink House where the Ghost lives. "Feet on the Mountain is an entertaining and enlightening read, reminding readers that the first stop for tackling problems is growing hope.

--Richard S. Mann

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