When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 9780525431848
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1989, and in paperback by Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York, in 1990"--Title page verso.

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 0452271681
Year 1990
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Plume Books
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The author recounts her childhood in Ky La, including her membership in a children's troop, the rape and torture she endured before escaping to Saigon, Danang, and eventually the U.S.

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 0452264170
Year 1990
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher N A L Trade
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It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members-but miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. And almost twenty years after her escape to Ameica, she was drawn inexorably back to the devastated country and family she left behind. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, offering a poignant picture of vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War-and survived to tell her unforgettable story.

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 9780307823687
Year 2012-10-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members—but miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. And almost twenty years after her escape to Ameica, she was drawn inexorably back to the devastated country and family she left behind. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, offering a poignant picture of vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to tell her unforgettable story.

Fathers and Daughters

Fathers and Daughters Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 9780525436638
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. In this harrowing selection from the memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down is a poignant picture of Vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to tell her unforgettable story. A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection. An ebook short.

Child of War Woman of Peace

Child of War  Woman of Peace Author Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN-10 9780307790576
Year 2011-04-13
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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The inspiring story of an immigrant's struggles to heal old wounds in the United States, this is the sequel to When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, Le Ly Hayslip's extraordinary, award-winning memoir of life in wartime Vietnam. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sorrow of War

The Sorrow of War Author Bao Ninh
ISBN-10 9780525434399
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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During the Vietnam War Bao Ninh served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the five hundred men who went to war with the brigade in 1969, he is one of only ten who survived. The Sorrow of War is his autobiographical novel. Kien works in a unit that recovers soldiers' corpses. Revisiting the sites of battles raises emotional ghosts for him and the memory of war scenes are juxtaposed with dreams and remembrances of his childhood sweetheart. The Sorrow of War burns the tragedy of war in our minds.

Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars

Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars Author Mark Philip Bradley
ISBN-10 9780199924165
Year 2008-04-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Making sense of the wars for Vietnam has had a long history. The question "why Vietnam?" dominated American and Vietnamese political life for much of the length of the wars and has continued to be asked in the decades since they ended. This volume brings together the work of eleven scholars to examine the conceptual and methodological shifts that have marked the contested terrain of Vietnam War scholarship. Editors Marilyn Young and Mark Bradley's superb group of renowned contributors spans the generations--including those who were active during wartime, along with scholars conducting research in Vietnamese sources and uncovering new sources in the United States, former Soviet Union, China, and Eastern and Western Europe. Ranging in format from top-down reconsiderations of critical decision-making moments in Washington, Hanoi, and Saigon, to microhistories of the war that explore its meanings from the bottom up, these essays comprise the most up-to-date collection of scholarship on the controversial historiography of the Vietnam Wars.

American Strategy in Vietnam

American Strategy in Vietnam Author Harry G Summers
ISBN-10 9780486121550
Year 2012-04-19
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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A politico-military assessment of the Vietnam War analyzing the U.S. Army's strategic and tactical ideologies. Particularly relevant today, it stresses the futility of any military action without the full support of the people.

The Eaves of Heaven

The Eaves of Heaven Author Andrew X. Pham
ISBN-10 9780307409348
Year 2008-06-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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From Andrew X. Pham, the award-winning author of Catfish and Mandala, a son’s searing memoir of his Vietnamese father’s experiences over the course of three wars. The Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Andrew Pham’s debut, Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam, for evoking “the full sadness of the human condition . . . marveling at spiritual resilience amid irreconcilable facts.” The New York Times Book Review called it, simply, “remarkable.” Now, in The Eaves of Heaven, Pham gives voice to his father’s unique experience in an unforgettable story of war and remembrance. Once wealthy landowners, Thong Van Pham’s family was shattered by the tumultuous events of the twentieth century: the festering French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Vietnam War. Told in dazzling chapters that alternate between events in the past and those closer to the present, The Eaves of Heaven brilliantly re-creates the trials of everyday life in Vietnam as endured by one man, from the fall of Hanoi and the collapse of French colonialism to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon. Pham offers a rare portal into a lost world as he chronicles Thong Van Pham’s heartbreaks, triumphs, and bizarre reversals of fortune, whether as a South Vietnamese soldier pinned down by enemy fire, a prisoner of the North Vietnamese under brutal interrogation, or a refugee desperately trying to escape Vietnam after the last American helicopter has abandoned Saigon. This is the story of a man caught in the maelstrom of twentieth-century politics, a gripping memoir told with the urgency of a wartime dispatch by a writer of surpassing talent. From the Hardcover edition.

Lyndon B Johnson

Lyndon B  Johnson Author Robert Dallek
ISBN-10 0195159217
Year 2005-01
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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A single-volume, abridged edition of the acclaimed two-volume portrait offers insight into the president's ambitious and demanding personality, his achievements in the White House, and his personal reflections on the challenges of the Vietnam War. Reprint.

Novel without a name

Novel without a name Author Duong Thu Huong
ISBN-10 0140255109
Year 1996-06-01
Pages 289
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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The author of Paradise of the Blind, the first novel from Vietnam ever published in America, traces a young man's experiences fighting for North Vietnam, in a novel banned in Vietnam for its subversive content. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.