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Hong Kong

Jan Morris. Vintage Books USA, $15 (369pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72486-5

In this ``well-written, albeit overly detailed overview,'' Morris alternates chapters on Hong Kong's history with descriptions of its geography, economy, politics and society, interspersing word-portraits of some of its leading rulers and entrepreneurs. ``There is much more here than most American readers will want to know,'' said PW. (Dec.)