Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More

Author: Kathryn Atwood,Diane Evans

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613730772

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Readers are introduced to courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the conflict in Vietnam. These women served in dangerous roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries. Through their varied experiences and perspectives, young readers gain insight into the many facets of this tragic and complex conflict.
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Author: Amanda Ferguson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823944484

Category: History

Page: 112

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Profiles American women who served as nurses and in other capacities during the Vietnamese Conflict, and describes different ways in which their experiences continue to be part of their lives.
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The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam

Author: Keith Walker

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307542351

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5357

A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency room nurse in Cu Chi and Da Nang. She and 25 others recount the time they spent "in country" as part of 15,000 American women who volunteered or served as nurses and in the military. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
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die Attentäter, die Pläne und warum sie scheiterten

Author: Roger Moorhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865391360


Page: 430

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Der britische Historiker verfolgt die Spur der gescheiterten Attentate auf Hitler, schildert Abläufe sowie Zeitumstände und porträtiert die Attentäter mit ihren unterschiedlichen sozialen und weltanschaulichen Hintergründen.
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Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552056629

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Thomas Fowler verfolgt das Kriegsgeschehen in Vietnam 1952 aus sicherer Distanz. Auf der Terrasse des berühmten Hotel Continental in Saigon lernt er den jungen Amerikaner Aldon Pyle kennen, der für eine medizinische Hilfsorganisation nach Asien gekommen ist. Fowler, der alternde Journalist, und Pyle verstehen sich gut, bis Pyle sich in dessen schöne Geliebte Phuong verliebt, die fortan zwischen den beiden Männern hin- und hergerissen ist. Als in Saigon Plastikbomben explodieren, schöpft Fowler den Verdacht, dass die Chemikalien, die Pyle ins Land schmuggelt, vielleicht doch nicht nur medizinischen Zwecken dienen. Greenes großer Roman über die wichtigen Fragen des Lebens in der neuen Übersetzung von Nikolaus Stingl.
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Author: Le Ly Hayslip

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307823687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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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.
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Author: Johnathan Sutherland,Diane Canwell

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836857771

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 408

Provides a look at the experiences and varied roles of women in the Vietnam War, describing the hardships and challenges they faced, and the continuing effects of the war on their lives.
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Corrie ten Boom erzählt aus ihrem Leben 1892-1945

Author: Corrie ten Boom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775156301


Page: 280

View: 5549

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From When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Author: Le Ly Hayslip,Jay Wurts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525436634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

View: 5868

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.
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Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier

Author: Công Luận Nguyễn,Nguyen Cong Luan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253356873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

View: 1814

"This extraordinary memoir tells the story of one man's experience of the wars of Viet Nam from the time he was old enough to be aware of war in the 1940s until his departure for America 15 years after the collapse of South Viet Nam in 1975. Nguyen Cong Luan was, by his account, "just a nobody." Born and raised in small villages near Ha Noi, he and his family knew war at the hands of the Japanese, the French, and the Viet Minh. Living with wars of conquest, colonialism, and revolution led him finally to move south and take up the cause of the Republic of Viet Nam, changing from a life of victimhood to that of a soldier. His stories of village life in the north are every bit as compelling as his stories of combat and the tragedies of war. "I've done nothing important," Luan writes. "Neither have I strived to make myself a hero." Yet this honest and impassioned account of life in Viet Nam from World War II through the early years of the unified Communist government is filled with the everyday heroism of the common people of his generation. Luan's portrayal of the French colonial occupation, of the corruption and brutality of the Communist system, of the systemic weakness and corruption of the South Vietnamese government, and his "warts and all" portrayal of the U.S. military and the government's handling of the war may disturb readers of various points of view. Most will agree that this memoir provides a unique and important perspective on life in Viet Nam during the years of conflict that brought so much suffering to Luan and his fellow Vietnamese."--Publisher's description.
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How Vietnam Veterans Rebuilt the U.S. Military: An Oral History

Author: Al Santoli

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 030780089X

Category: History

Page: 272

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"Required reading for anyone seeking a valid perspective on America's military over the past three decades." Kirkus Reviews Fifty-six combat veterans, from senior sergeants to generals, reveal in their own words how a small group of courageous, determined men and women brought the U.S. military from the wounds of Vietnam back to high standards of excellence and made possible the victory of Desert Storm . . . From the Paperback edition.
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Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Author: Tad Bartimus,Denby Fawcett,Jurate Kazickas,Edith Lederer,Ann Mariano

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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For the first time, nine women who made journalism history talk candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters who lived, worked, and loved surrounded by war. Their stories span a decade of America’s involvement in Vietnam, from the earliest days of the conflict until the last U.S. helicopters left Saigon in 1975. They were gutsy risk-takers who saw firsthand what most Americans knew only from their morning newspapers or the evening news. Many had very particular reasons for going to Vietnam—some had to fight and plead to go—but others ended up there by accident. What happened to them was remarkable and important by any standard. Their lives became exciting beyond anything they had ever imagined, and the experience never left them. It was dangerous—one was wounded, and one was captured by the North Vietnamese—but the challenges they faced were uniquely rewarding. They lived at full tilt, making an impact on all the people around them, from the orphan children in the streets to their fellow journalists and photographers to the soldiers they met and lived with in the field. They experienced anguish and heartbreak—and an abundance of friendship and love. These stories not only introduce a remarkable group of individuals but give an entirely new perspective on the most controversial conflict in our history. Vietnam changed their lives forever. Here they tell about it with all the candor, commitment, and energy that characterized their courageous reporting during the war. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Karen Zeinert

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761312680

Category: History

Page: 96

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Enhanced with timeline, photos, sidebars, and index, this informative book offers young readers an in-depth look at the role women played during the Vietnam War in their various capacities and the courageous sacrifices they made to help others and boost morale.
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Das vietnamesische Nationalepos übertragen ins Deutsche von Irene und Franz Faber

Author: Franz Faber

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737534683

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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„Das Mädchen Kiêu" wird nicht nur wegen seiner fortschrittlichen Thematik eins der bewunderungswürdigsten Denkmäler vietnamesischer Dichtkunst bleiben. Wie kein zweiter hat es Nguyên Du verstanden, die volkstümliche vietnamesische Versschöpfung mit der gediegenen Kultur chinesischer Klassik zu verbinden. Seine literarischen Gemälde finden in der vietnamesischen Poesie nicht ihresgleichen. Die Frische eines Frühlingsspaziergangs, die Schrecknisse einer unheilvollen Nacht, die Empfindungen eines keuschen Mädchens, die niedrige Gier eines Bordellbesitzers — es gibt kein Bild, das die Feder des Dichters nicht mit vortrefflicher Leichtigkeit zeichnet. Die Geschichte der Thuy Kiêu ist ein nachahmenswertes Beispiel, wie die Sprache des Volkes zur vollendeten künstlerischen Aussage gelangen kann.
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Ein Leben

Author: Jonathan Eig

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil
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Author: Larkin Spivey

Publisher: God & Country Press

ISBN: 9780899570198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 459

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"Many stories show the power of faith under the stress of combat and separation from loved ones, while others show the complex spiritual journey of men forced to confront the dark side of human nature for the first time."-- Back cover.
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