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Title:
From the city inside the Red River : a cultural memoir of mid-century Vietnam
Author:
Nguyễn, Đình Hoà, 1924-
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 217 pages : :illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786404988
Format :
Book

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Central Library PL4371 .N44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Born on January 17, 1924, Nguyen-Dinh-Hoa grew up in Hanoi never imagining the war that would ultimately divide his country and throw the region into chaos. As he grew into manhood, he witnessed Vietnam gain its independence in 1945, and like many men of his age he was swept up with the revolutionary mood that engulfed the entire country. Eager to do his part for the newly emerging Vietnam, he applied for and received a scholarship to Union College in Schenectady, New York. This resulted in an English degree and a teaching position at the University of Saigon.Since childhood, the author has been keenly observant of everyday life, particularly the interactions between himself, his family and their community. His precise account of midcentury Vietnam provides a detailed picture of a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage, and serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating effects of the war in Vietnam on its people.


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