Anthony Grey Saigon

ISBN 13: 9780330280426


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9780330280426: Saigon

Joseph Sherman first visits Saigon, the capital of French colonial Cochin-China, in 1925 on a hunting expedition with his father, a US senator. He is lured back again and again as a traveler, a soldier, and then as a reporter by his fascination for the exotic land 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―and inevitably with Vietnam’s turbulent, war torn fate. He is there when the hatred of a million coolies rises against the French, and when the French Foreign Legion fights it’s bloody last stand at Dien Bien Phu.

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About the Author:

Anthony Grey began his career in journalism in Norfolk, England, where he was born and educated. He reported on the Cold War from East Berlin, among other countries for two years before being assigned to China to cover the Cultural Revolution. There, his imprisonment by Red Guards attracted worldwide headlines for over two years. After his release, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to journalism.

Gordon Griffin is one of the most prolific and sought-after voice artists in the UK. As well as narrating over 700 audiobooks, Gordon can be heard on countless TV and radio advertisements, corporate videos, training films and documentaries.


“This superb novel could well be the War and Peace of our age. By using a technique of historical progression, author Anthony Grey does for the Vietnam wars what Leo Tolstoy did for the Napoleonic wars.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Like James Michener and James Clavell, Mr. Grey is a master storyteller. Unlike them, however, he has something pertinent to say and does so in distinguished fashion . . . Saigon is a novel of terrible importance.” —The Kansas City Star
“A long overdue epic masterpiece of twentieth century Vietnam . . . The author balances the political intrigues and wartime horrors with a story of human sensitivity and love.” —Library Journal
“This book makes a claim as the Vietnam equivalent to Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead written about the Second World War.” —Daily Mail
“One of the most memorable love stories of our time has been delivered with a firm literate hand by Anthony Grey who with this novel establishes himself as one of the finest storytellers plying his trade today. . . . It’s a book which no doubt will stand the test of time.” —West Coast Review of Books
“A political statement, a great adventure story, and an accurate window on that war- ravaged country, Vietnam . . . Anthony Grey has produced a masterpiece.” —Leatherneck Magazine of the Marines

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