|About the Book|
Jim Thompson was a businessman, an architect, an entrepreneur and a spy. Serving in the OSS during World War II, Thompson became a pioneer in the Thai silk trade. When he mysteriously disappeared in 1967, he left behind a Thai-style polished teak house that he had designed, built and decorated. Today that house stands as a small but world class museum, home to an extraordinary collection that includes stone sculptures from the Khmer and Sukhothai periods, Chinese blue-and-white ceramics and five-colored bencharong, among other treasures.