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Vietnam Past and Present By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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There can be few people in the world that do not know the name, location and recent history of Vietnam. Yet beyond the period of US involvement in what Americans call the 'Vietnam War' how much is... More > really known? Almost no Vietnamese bear a grudge against the USA, but this is less true for China, Vietnam's close neighbor, mentor and rival for more than two thousand years. For example, Vietnamese like to name their streets after what they consider to have been ‘acts of foreign aggression’, and in Hanoi no fewer than 119 streets are named after ‘acts of Chinese and French aggression’. By contrast, just two are named for ‘acts of American aggression'. Based on an intimate personal knowledge of Vietnam extending over two decades, this book explores Hanoi and the North. It leads the reader not just across contemporary Tonkin, but also through its long history, linking the present-day with the distant past. 62,000 words, 81 contemporary images, 38 historical images, 4 maps, Glossary, Bibliography< Less
Southeast Asia / Vietnam By Farrukh Khan
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It is possible to argue that the past century was one of intellectual, physical and emotional violence that is without parallel in world history. Efforts at colonial domination, wars for freedom, the... More > First and the Second World Wars and the struggle between communism and capitalism kept many nations involved. Vietnam and Southeast Asia were to witness many conflicts and the Vietnam War was to present a devastated nation to the world that had been a battlefield between global superpowers with conflicting ideology. However, it is possible to find the roots of the conflict in Vietnam in the stark social disparities that even the French colonialists were not interested in addressing. This essay presents a discussion about Vietnam, its colonial exploitation, attempts at social transformation, religious and cultural influences and the flawed American military intervention in the region.< Less
Southeast Asia / Vietnam By Farrukh Khan
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It is possible to argue that the past century was one of intellectual, physical and emotional violence that is without parallel in world history. Efforts at colonial domination, wars for freedom, the... More > First and the Second World Wars and the struggle between communism and capitalism kept many nations involved. Vietnam and Southeast Asia were to witness many conflicts and the Vietnam War was to present a devastated nation to the world that had been a battlefield between global superpowers with conflicting ideology. However, it is possible to find the roots of the conflict in Vietnam in the stark social disparities that even the French colonialists were not interested in addressing. This essay presents a discussion about Vietnam, its colonial exploitation, attempts at social transformation, religious and cultural influences and the flawed American military intervention in the region.< Less
Letters to a Teacher: Six Years in the Vietminh War Zone 4 By Trần thị Thương-Thương
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In this series of letters, the author details her experience during six years in northern Vietnam right after World War II. As a wife, young mother and newly-trained teacher, she witnessed both the... More > turmoil of the first implementation of Communist policies in Vietnam and the terror of the last phase of the French Indochina War -- a story rarely told.< Less
Letters to a Teacher: Six Years in the Vietminh War Zone 4 By Tran thi Thuong-Thuong
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In this series of letters, the author details her experience during six years in northern Vietnam right after World War II. As a wife, young mother and newly-trained teacher, she witnessed both the... More > turmoil of the first implementation of Communist policies in Vietnam and the terror of the last phase of the French Indochina War -- a story rarely told.< Less
The Golden Necklaces By Emily Takagi
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A true story about a girl and her sister's journey as a refugee from Laotian communism to the United States during the Vietnam War.
Escape From Cambodia Paperback By Kenneth Khol
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The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 is one of the worst human tragedies of the century. Kenneth Khol and his family escaped Cambodia in 1979 in search of freedom. He relives the images, the actions... More > and the emotions of the genocide which ultimately gave him no choice but to escape from Cambodia.< Less
ESCAPE FROM CAMBODIA By Kenneth Khol
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The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 is one of the worst human tragedies of the century. Kenneth Khol and his family escaped Cambodia in 1979 in search of freedom. He relives the images, the actions... More > and the emotions of the genocide which soon offered him no other choice but to escape from Cambodia.< Less
ESCAPE FROM CAMBODIA By Kenneth Khol
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The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 is one of the worst human tragedies of the century. Kenneth Khol and his family escaped Cambodia in 1979 in search of freedom. He relives the images, the actions... More > and the emotions of the genocide which soon offered him no other choice but to escape from Cambodia.< Less
Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975 By David Lucas
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The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice any more. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side. The French or the... More > Communists. “They are going to murder your father.” Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stay together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family's life or death struggle to survive in a changing landscape. See uprootedthenovel.com for more details< Less