A Reporter ReturnsBook - 2002
In this work, David Lamb aims to answer the question: what is Vietnam and who are the Vietnamese? Lamb is a journalist who covered the Vietnam War and returned 30 years later to cover the peace. For four years, he explored the new Vietnam, wandering from the Chinese border to the depths of the Mekong Delta. He encountered many of the personalities from America's distant, dark days: the legendary general, Vo Nguyen Giap; Hanoi Hannah, once the propaganda voice of North Vietnam; a trusted Vietnamese journalist for Time magazine who turned out to be a Viet Cong agent. But, more importantly, he describes the lives of uncelebrated Vietnamese - students, former soldiers, shopkeepers, Communist Party members and unabashed capitalists - who share their memories of the wartime past and their hopes for the peacetime future.
Publisher: New York, NY : Public Affairs : 2002
Branch Call Number: 915.97 L165v
Characteristics: 274p illus