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Author: Anthony Grey
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2013-10-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1480451630
Rating: 4.4/5 (516 downloads)

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An epic saga of love, blood, and destiny in twentieth-century Vietnam: “This superb novel could well be the War and Peace of our age” (San Francisco Chronicle). Joseph Sherman first visits Saigon—the capital of French colonial Cochin-China—as a young man on his father’s hunting trip in 1925. But the exotic land lures him back again and again as a traveler, soldier, and reporter. He returns because of his fascination for the enchanting city—and for Lan, a mandarin’s daughter he cannot forget. Over five decades Joseph’s life becomes enmeshed with the political intrigues of two of Saigon’s most influential families, the French colonist Devrauxs, and the native Trans. In this sweeping saga of tragedy and triumph, Joseph witnesses Vietnam’s turbulent, war-torn fate. He is there when millions of coolies rise against the French, and during their bloody last stand at Dien Bien Phu. And he sees US military “advisors” fire their first shots in America’s hopeless war against the Communist revolution. A story of adventure, love, war, and political power, Saigon presents an enthralling and enlightening depiction of twentieth-century Vietnam.

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Author: Christie Dickason
Publsiher: Villa Press
Total Pages: 581
Release: 1987
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780394559438
Rating: 4.3/5 (945 downloads)

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Nina, a half-French, half-Vietnamese woman left to fend for herself in the wake of the French withdrawal from Vietnam, rises to a powerful position amidst the chaos of Saigon

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Asian Universities

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2004-12-10
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780801880360
Rating: 4.8/5 (18 downloads)

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Since 1980, higher education access and endorsement have grown more dramatically in Asia than in any other area of the world. Both developed and developing nations are witnessing rapid expansion in the higher education sector. Nor is this progress entirely quantitative: a number of Asian universities are on a par with the finest institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Europe. Until now, however, there has been little historical analysis and virtually no comparative analysis of Asian higher education. This volume offers a detailed comparative study of the emergence of the modern university in Asia, linking the historical development of universities in the region with contemporary realities and future challenges. The contributors describe higher education systems in eleven countries—Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Phillippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Japan—and explore similarities and differences through two comparative essays. Each case study includes a discussion of the nature and influence of both indigenous and European educational traditions; a detailed analysis of development patterns; and a close examination of such contemporary issues as population growth and access, cost, the role of private higher education, the research system, autonomy, and accountability.

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The Digital Nomad Handbook

Author: Lonely Planet
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-04-01
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1838690700
Rating: 4.6/5 (97 downloads)

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Escape the nine-to five and learn how to live and work on the road with the latest addition to Lonely Planet's Handbook series, a practical guide inspiring and motivating people to achieve their goal of travelling more, starting a whole new way of living and creating a flexible work/life balance.

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A Checklist of Vietnam War Literature

Publsiher: Ultramarine Publishing
Total Pages: 103
Release: 1994
Genre: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
ISBN: 9780893662868
Rating: 4.8/5 (936 downloads)

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The Real Dragon

Author: Louisa Hagner Trigg
Publsiher: Daniel & Daniel Publishers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2001
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781564743527
Rating: 4.5/5 (647 downloads)

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Allison Giraud is the American widow of a French planter murdered by the Viet Minh. Joe Ruffin is an American doctor-missionary. Mark Gardiner is a well-meaning stuffed shirt in the U.S. Embassy. Katherine Gregory is the bored wife of a USAID officialNa few of the Americans in this epic novel, all looking for love as if it might be their last chance before the world changes for the worse. Meanwhile, a quarrelsome and passionate trio of Viet Cong revolutionaries plot the assassination of the Vietnamese Province chief in Dalat, the village where the American ambassador has his country villa. East meets West violently, testing everyone's courage, honor and love. The story moves all over Saigon, from the steamy back streets and the hushed verandas of foreign society to Angkor Wat, and reaches its climax in a jungle where foreigners are seldom seen -- and less than welcome.

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Thailand and Its Neighbors

Author: Gerald Walton Fry
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2005
Genre: Indochina
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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The Vietnam War

Author: Jeff Hay
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2009-06-24
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 0737746378
Rating: 4.7/5 (463 downloads)

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This volume examines America's most controversial war by placing it within the context of over thirty years of warfare in Southeast Asia. The comprehensive list of entries includes discussion of political developments, descriptions of important leaders such as Lyndon B. Johnson and Ho Chi Minh, consideration of the antiwar movement, and the military aspects of the conflict.

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Bicycle Odyssey

Author: Carla Fountain
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1982256176
Rating: 4.2/5 (561 downloads)

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When author Carla Fountain set off on her year-long cycling journey, she expected new discoveries about the world. But she hadn’t anticipated a shocking rediscovery of herself. Bicycle Odyssey, a travel memoir, follows Carla and her husband, Dermot, as they embark on a challenging bicycling adventure that not only tests their survival skills, but ultimately their relationship. Armed with a will to persevere, they face unexpected danger and a cultural learning curve that nearly costs one of them their lives. In a time before modern conveniences, these two travelers off the beaten path lived disconnected from all communication. No cell phones to call home. No ATM for quick cash. No internet cafes to send a message. Relying solely on themselves, and a few helpful angels along the way, they experienced the lush beauty of Uganda, the welcoming people of Vietnam, the isolated mountains and hill tribes of Thailand, the terror of traffic in India, and the magic of Bali. Their journey did not end the moment they stepped foot at home. In fact, it continued for almost three decades as the couple digested the trip and acted on the lessons they learned. By telling their story, they hope to inspire and give confidence to others in pursuing dreams. Told with vivid observation about the world and the people in it, Bicycle Odyssey shares the story of a rich and enlightening pilgrimage.

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Author: Anthony Grey
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2013-10-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1480451649
Rating: 4.4/5 (516 downloads)

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This epic novel of a wide-eyed missionary and a rebellious woman thrust into China’s Communist revolution is “an excellent read, panoramic in scope” (Financial Times). In 1931, young English-born missionary Jakob Kellner brings all the crusading passion of his untried Christian faith to a China racked by famine and bloody civil war. He burns to save the world’s largest nation from Communism. But when he is swept along on the cold, unforgiving Long March, Jakob becomes entangled with Mei-ling, a beautiful and fervent revolutionary. Soon, powerful new emotions challenge and reshape his faith—and entrap him forever in the vast country’s tortured destiny. Once held hostage by Red Guards in Peking for more than two years, author Anthony Grey traces the path of China’s Communist party from its covert inception through purge and revolution. He crafts a portrait of China as a land of great beauty and harshness—of triumph and tragedy—in a sweeping narrative, rich in historical and cultural revelations.

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Tokyo Bay

Author: Anthony Grey
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2014-11-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1453277757
Rating: 4.2/5 (777 downloads)

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A thrilling novel of the West’s first journeys to Japan from “a master storyteller” and theacclaimed author of Saigon and Peking (The Kansas City Star). A fleet of ships billowing black smoke steam past Japan’s tributary islands in July 1853, setting off panic among a people who have been sealed off from the rest of the world for over two hundred years. Commodore Matthew Perry has arrived, sent by the US president to open Japan to American ships and trade—by force, if necessary. Navy lieutenant Robert Eden, an idealistic New Englander, immediately recognizes that the colonial intentions of his countrymen will ignite a violent conflict with the feudal, sword-wielding samurai. Inspired to pursue peace, he jumps ship and finds himself plunged into a world of frightful and noble warriors, artfully exotic geishas, and a distraught populace who view the Americans as monsters. Eden tries to bridge the divide between two proud, unyielding cultures in the name of morality, but he may not survive to see the lasting harmony he hopes to create.

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The Lotus and the Storm

Author: Lan Cao
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0698147499
Rating: 4.1/5 (474 downloads)

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A lyrical novel of love and betrayal in the aftermath of the fall of Saigon—from the author of Monkey Bridge A singular work of witness, inspiration, and courage, The Lotus and the Storm marks the welcome return of Lan Cao’s pitch-perfect voice, telling the story only she can tell. Four decades after the war, Vietnam’s flavors of clove and cinnamon have been re-created by a close-knit refugee community in a Virginia suburb. But the lives of Minh and Mai, father and daughter, are haunted by ghosts, secrets, and the loss of their country. During the disastrous last days in Saigon, in a whirl of military signals and helicopter evacuations, Mai never had a chance to say goodbye to so many people who meant so much to her. What happened to them? How will Mai cope with the trauma of war—and will the thay phap, a Vietnamese spirit exorcist, be able to heal her?

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Last of the Annamese

Author: Tom Glenn
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2017-03-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1682470946
Rating: 4.4/5 (79 downloads)

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No one escaped whole from the fall of Saigon. We Americans were all damaged. The Last of the Annamese is about the Vietnamese and Americans who escaped from Vietnam in April 1975, those who decided to stay, and those who chose death rather than life under the Communists. The protagonist, Chuck Griffin, has never come to terms with the death of his son, Ben, killed in action in Vietnam. To do all he can to assure that Ben has not died in vain, Chuck, a retired Marine officer, returns to Vietnam after the 1973 withdrawal of U.S. troops. He works as a civilian intelligence analyst to give his utmost to win the war. He renews his friendship with a South Vietnamese Marine colonel, Thanh, at whose side he fought while on active duty. Chuck falls in love with a Vietnamese woman, Tuyet, who knows the country will fall and hopes Chuck will save her and her young son, Thu. But even as the fall of Saigon looms, Chuck is shocked to find himself in a moral dilemma—he has been sleeping with another Marine’s wife: Tuyet is married to Thanh. The story begins at the Marine Ball in Saigon in November 1974 and ends with the escape of Americans and a few Vietnamese at the end of April 1975. It narrates the final months of the Republic of Vietnam—South Vietnam—and the vain struggle of intelligence professionals to persuade the U.S. Ambassador, the State Department, and the president of the coming disaster. The blindness of American officials as the attack on Saigon drew closer leads one character to observe that we Americans believe our propaganda, not our intelligence. Although The Last of the Annamese and its characters are fiction, the events chronicled in the book are historical fact. Until 2015, many of those facts were classified. At the author’s behest, they were declassified and are published here for the first time. The book presents unique history heretofore untold. The author, Tom Glenn, shuttled under cover between Vietnam and Washington for thirteen years during the war and was evacuated under fire from Saigon after the North Vietnamese were already in the streets of the city. For his work during the fall of Vietnam, he was awarded the U.S. Civilian Meritorious Medal.

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Author: Nicholas Nugent
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996
Genre: History
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Insight Guides Explore Vietnam (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides
Publsiher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Total Pages:
Release: 2019-07-01
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1839051140
Rating: 4.0/5 (511 downloads)

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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Vietnam with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like the the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, to discovering hidden gems, including Sa Pa, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to Vietnam. Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Vietnam. - Over 16 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings - Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps - Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Da Lat, The Central Highlands, Hoi An, Cham, Hue, Hanoi, The Perfume Pagoda, Sa Pa, Halong Bay About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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The Twentieth Century

Author: Richard D. Goff
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 548
Release: 1990
Genre: History, Modern
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Total Pages: 406
Release: 1983
Genre: Libraries
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)