Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.
Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital. Two years later she was killed by American forces. This book is her diary, written between 1968 and 1970,
Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American's Secret War.
The author, a young Vietnamese-American man, shares the story of his solo bicycle journey around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam, and discusses his search for cultural identity in the Vietnam of his childhood.
In this benchmark study, Whitt shows how Vietnam War-era chaplains served as vital links between diverse communities, sometimes working to reconcile--both personally and publicly--conflicting worldviews, while creating religious contexts unique to combat based on shared experience rather than traditional theologies.
Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War incorporates new voices into the Vietnam War narrative by looking at women's experiences. It also examines the ways in which ideas about masculinity shaped the American GI experience in Vietnam.
Provides an introduction to ten key narratives including personal accounts and novels and locates them in the tradition of war literature and contemporary cinema and charts the transformations of the US nation in the experience of war.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers from 1940 through the aftermath of the harrowing French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, which ends colonial rule in Indochina and leads inexorably to America's Vietnam War.
This work examines Cambodian life, focusing on Khmer people of all walks of life and examining through their eyes key facets of Cambodian society, including the ancient Angkor legacy, relations with neighboring countries (particularly the strained ones with the Vietnamese), emerging democracy, psychology, violence, health, family, poverty, the environment, and the nation's future.
Maguire documents the atrocities through personal interviews with victims and perpetrators, discussions with international and NGO officials, journalistic accounts, and government sources gathered during a ten-year odyssey in search of answers.
A firsthand report on contemporary Vietnam presents a portrait of a nation that is struggling under the hold of Communism and places the Vietnam war in the perspective of a four-thousand-year-old history.
Passage to Vietnam, the result of a remarkable collaboration between East and West, is a fascinating look at an ancient nation caught in the midst of dramatic change. To create this unusual portrait, 70 photographers from fourteen countries were given unprecedented access to a country that is just now emerging from decades of war and isolation.
While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of U.S. involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended.
A firsthand account of the 14-day evacuation of more than 2,500 Hmong soldiers and families in May 1975, and the events leading up to it, documenting the political and human aspects of this unusual historical event.
Drawing on more than 100 interviews, Vuic allows the nurses to tell their own captivating stories, from their reasons for joining the military to the physical and emotional demands of a horrific war and postwar debates about how to commemorate their service.
Over three hundred women, both print and broadcast journalists, were accredited to chronicle America's activities in Vietnam. In this gripping narrative, veteran journalist Joyce Hoffmann tells the important yet largely unknown story of a central group of these female journalists.
The author reminisces about his life, in a profile of a young man coming of age during the Vietnam war, chronicling his experiences as a former ROTC intelligence officer in command of a group of enlisted men on assignment in Vietnam.
In this narrative, the author weaves accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings from Homer to the Mahabharata to Jung. He also underscores the need for returning veterans to be counseled properly.
Historian Kim Heikkila here delves into the experiences of fifteen nurse veterans from Minnesota, exploring what drove them to enlist, what happened to them in-country, and how the war changed their lives.
Through oral history, private letters and diaries, and poetry, Karen Turner explores the crucial role North Vietnamese women played as valiant soldiers, the personal sacrifice and loss they suffered, and the enduring political and social influences their war roles have come to exert on their own lives and the lives of their daughters.