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Friends’ Book Club: Jim Thompson: The Unsolved Mystery

Jim Thompson: The Unsolved Mystery

by William Warren

On Easter Day, 1967, American businessmen and founder of the modern Thai silk industry James H. W. Thompson disappeared while supposedly on a stroll in the jungle-clad Cameron Highlands in Central Malaysia. Neither Jim Thompson nor his remains has ever been found.Some twenty years earlier Jim Thompson had abandoned his former life to embark on an exotic business career in Southeast Asia. After establishing the Thai Silk Company, Thompson built a house and an art collection which are among Bangkok's top tourist attractions today. After vanishing, he became the subject of a massive search and investigation, and a mystery that has never been solved. This definitive account of the life of Jim Thompson, written by a man who knew him well, gives the reader a first-hand glance into his private affairs and his alleged role as an agent for the CIA.

Tea and Coffee will be served after the talk.

Location: Lecture Theatre at the Chester Beatty
Time: 3pm
Cost: €5

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Map

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92