Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam

Safer, Morley

Verlag: Random House, 1990
ISBN 10: 0394583744 / ISBN 13: 9780394583747
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From School Library Journal: A war correspondent in the 60s, Safer returned to Vietnam in 1989 and has written this lucid and intriguing account of what he found. His peripatetic journey begins in Hanoi, and then proceeds south throughout a now politically unifed country. Familiar landmarks--sometimes a bar, sometimes a museum--and his conversations with a variety of Vietnamese people evoke Safer's memories of his wartime tours. It is through these flashbacks that a deft connection between the war years and the present is made, giving readers a sense of how things have changed since Saigon became Ho Chi Minh City. Safer's anecdotes illustrate larger points about the war, about defeat, about politics. Interviews with former North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers give voice to the opposition, as does Chanoff and Van Toai's Portrait of the Enemy (Random, 1986). Readers also get an insider's glimpse of life as a war correspondent. Ever the professional journalist, Safer's observations are a welcome addition to already popular Vietnam collections. --Matthew A. Kollasch, Cedar Falls High School, IA -
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Titel: Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: 1990
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Very Good

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Safer, Morley
Verlag: St. Martins (1991), NY (1991)
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Buchbeschreibung St. Martins (1991), NY, 1991. Buchzustand: VG PB. Photos (illustrator). 1st PB ptg. CBS reporter Safer brought Vietnam into our living rooms in August 1965 with his coverage of Cam Ne Village by U.S. Marines shocked the nation and outraged Pres. Lyndon Johnson's White House. 25 years later Safer returns to Vietnam for a compelling look back at the war and the legacy it left there. He talks with the men who fought and who live with the same private anguish as our own vets. He listens as civilians recall the terror of the B-52 raids. He meets with Vietnam's heroes and villains - the Time magazine reporter who spied for the Viet Cong, the courageous camermen who went to the war zones, the woman honored as an American Killer by the Viet Cong, and an unremorseful General Giap who knowingly sent his troops to their slaughter in the bloody Tet Offensive. Artikel-Nr. 053606

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