His Majesty’s Footsteps: A Personal Memoir (Heaven Lake Press,
2006, 329 pp.) offers an intimate, powerful portrait of King Bhumibol
Adulyadej and the Thai royal family.
is the first personal chronicle in the English language detailing
the life and work of the revered Thai monarch during the politically
turbulent period of the late1960s and the 1970s.
author, Police General Vasit Dejkunjorn, who served for 12 years as
head of royal court security police, writes his first-hand account
of how King Bhumibol faced the challenges of the time—relentless communist
insurgencies, frequent military coups and protracted political turmoil.
book vividly portrays what goes on inside the palace as these numerous
events unfold. It gives an eyewitness account of the Thai history
in the making through the interactions of the three pillars of the
Thai nationhood: Nation, Religion and King, and how the king and the
royal family touched the hearts of the Thai people by their extraordinary
dedication to their subjects.
His Majesty’s Footsteps shows a rare insight into how the Thai
king, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has played his role in
providing a source of strength and stability to his people and has
earned his renown as the most revered king in the modern world.