Books by Elizabeth Becker

OVERBOOKED by Elizabeth Becker
Released: March 12, 2013

"An in-depth and compelling disclosure of the changes needed to protect the world's travel sites while maintaining a good profit margin."
"In 2012 the world passed the 1 billion mark for international trips," writes former New York Times correspondent Becker (America's Vietnam War, 1992, etc.), who provides an extensive exposé on the benefits and detriments of tourism. Read full book review >
Released: April 20, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A clearly written history with special emphasis on legal and political aspects of a war the author sees as a Shakespearean tragedy: begun after WW II by the French (who spent more on it than they received from the Marshall Plan); taken on by a well-meaning US under the impetus of the ``Domino Theory''; escalated beyond all reason by muddy thinking, mistakes in policy, and successive presidents' desire to save face; and fought against an enemy united by pride and stubborn nationalism. Read full book review >