Описание: A memoir by a former Vietnamese refugee who became a U.S. Marine, Quang Pham's A Sense of Duty is an affecting story of fate, hope, and the aftermath of the most divisive war the United States has ever fought. This heartfelt salute to the spirit of America is also the account of the author's reunion with his long-absent father, Hoa Pham, himself a devoted officer who saw combat firsthand as a South Vietnamese fighter pilot. Hoa's revelations about his wartime experience leave Quang even more conflicted about his service in the Marines in the first Gulf War, and after years of struggling to reconnect with each other and the homeland they left behind, the two set out on a final, profound quest--to make sense of the war in Vietnam. Tracing Quang Pham's uniquely spirited yet agonizing journey from his experiences as an uprooted refugee to his becoming a combat aviator, A Sense of Duty reveals the turmoil of a family torn apart and reunited by the fortunes of war. It is an American journey like no other.
Описание: Set during the French and American wars in South Vietnam, "Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is the true story of an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, adopted by a sixty-four-year-old monk, Thau, who carries great responsibility for his people as a barefoot doctor. Thau manages against all odds to raise his son to follow in his footsteps and in doing so saves him, as well as a part of Vietnam's esoteric knowledge from the Vietnam holocaust. Thau is wanted by the French regime and occasionally must flee in to the jungle, where he is perfectly at home living among the animals. As wise and resourceful as Thau is, he meets his match in his mischievous son. Quang is more interested in learning Cambodian sorcery and martial arts than in developing his skills and wisdom according to his father's plan. "Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is an odyssey of a single-father folk hero and his foundling son in a land ravaged by the atrocities of war. It is a classic story complete with humor, tragedy, and insight, from a country where ghosts and magic are real.
Автор: Quyen, Vinh Название: Debris of debris ISBN: 1849635587 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849635585 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1285 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "This limited edition print run is a gift to the author from College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, Minnesota, USA"--P. 162.
Автор: Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh Название: South Wind Changing ISBN: 1555973051 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781555973056 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 1549 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
A Time magazine "Best Book" of 1994
This is the compelling personal narrative of Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, who was born in South Vietnam in 1958. He survived the war in Vietnam to become a university student in 1974. But because the Hanoi government policy was to persecute writers, intellectuals, and any suspected enemies of the state, Huynh was sent to a labor camp. South Wind Changing tells the riveting story of this early existence, his escape from Vietnam, his time in a Thai refugee camp, and the eventual new life he was able to carve out for himself in the United States. Here, where he first learned English while working at McDonalds, he was finally able to complete his education. In this well-written Asian-American memoir we encounter a remarkable life of struggle and survival, dreams and determination, imperialism and immigration, and other key twentieth-century experiences.
Описание: With contributions from some of the most well-known scholars and knowledgeable insiders in the field of South China Sea studies, this book offers an array of views from international relations and legal perspectives that will help enrich the ongoing global discussion on conflict management and resolution in the South China Sea.
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