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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
The Vietnam War through the eyes of the media By Matthew Banner
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The Vietnam War is surrounded by controversy, especially regarding the reason for the United States of America’s defeat. This book aims to provide a detailed account as to how the war started,... More > and ultimately investigate to what extent the media in the USA contributed to the outcome of the conflict. The nature of war has changed throughout the ages, so much so, that nowadays the governments or leaders who wage such an act, are now accountable. The media is often described as being free and offering a liberal attitude to the world that is delivering information shrouded by a veil. What if that perception could be manipulated? What if the media decided to change the outcome of a situation? In the end, what if it could control a government’s actions? This book will investigate all these questions. Explore inside!< 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 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 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