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Nationalist in the Viet Nam wars : memoirs of a victim turned soldier

Author: Công Luận Nguyẽ̂n
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This extraordinary memoir tells the story of one man's experience of the wars of Viet Nam from the time he was old enough to be aware of war in the 1940s until his departure for America 15 years after the collapse of South Viet Nam in 1975. Nguyen Cong Luan was born and raised in small villages near Ha Noi. He grew up knowing war at the hands of the Japanese, the French, and the Viet Minh. Living with wars of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Personal narratives, Vietnamese
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nguyẽ̂n, Công Luận, 1937-
Nationalist in the Viet Nam wars.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011024044
(OCoLC)696100045
Named Person: Công Luận Nguyẽ̂n; Công Luận Nguyẽ̂n; Công Luận Nguyẽ̂n
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Công Luận Nguyẽ̂n
ISBN: 9780253005489 0253005485
OCLC Number: 785870755
Description: 1 online resource (617 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; A Note on Vietnamese Names; PART 1. A GRAIN OF SAND; 1 A Morning of Horror; 2 My Early Years and Education; 3 1945: The Year of Drastic Events; 4 On the Way to War; PART 2. THE WAR OF RESISTANCE; 5 Take Up Arms!; 6 My Dark Years in War Begin; 7 Between Hammer and Anvil; 8 The Shaky Peace; 9 Bloodier Battles; 10 The Geneva Accords; 11 The Year of Changes; PART 3. THE COGWHEEL; 12 To Be a Soldier; 13 Progress and Signs of Instability; 14 Mounting Pressure; 15 The Limited War; 16 The Year of the (Crippled) Dragon; 17 On the Down Slope; 18 Hearts and Minds. 19 Sài Gòn CommandoPART 4. VICTORY OR DEFEAT; 20 The Tet Offensive; 21 Defeat on the Home Front; 22 The New Phase; 23 The Fiery Summer; 24 Hope Draining; 25 America 1974-75; 26 The End; PART 5. AFTER THE WAR; 27 Prisoner; 28 Release; PART 6. EPILOGUE; 29 On the Viet Nam War; 30 Ever in My Memory; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y.
Responsibility: Nguyen Công Luan.

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"Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars is a dark and fascinating tale. But it is illuminated by Nguyen's story of escape from Communist tyranny to the United States in 1990, and by his honesy and Read more...

 
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