Tears Before the Rain : An Oral History of the Fall of South Vietnam (Paperback)

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This book gathers the testimony of seventy eyewitnesses, including students, TV media figures, Vietnamese generals, pilots, and numerous others to provide a harrowing, first-hand account of a major event in modern history: the fall ofSaigon. 30 halftones.

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Publisher Da Capo Press
Mfg Part# 9780306807893
SKU 30041015
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0306807890
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Editors Note This book gathers the testimony of seventy eyewitnesses, including students, TV media figures, Vietnamese generals, pilots, and numerous others to provide a harrowing, first-hand account of a major event in modern history: the fall ofSaigon. 30 halftones.
Editors Note 1 In this stunning history, soldiers and civilians, both American and Vietnamese, tell what it was like in the spring of 1975 as Hanoi carried out its final, successful offensive against the Republic of Vietnam. Generals, ambassadors, pilots, marines, politicians, doctors, seamen, flight attendants, journalists, children, and even Vietcong soldiers describe the growing demoralization, panic, and chaos as the collapse gained momentum. American survivors recall with raw emotions the escape of the last airliner out of Danang, the chilling helicopter airlift from the U.S. embassy roof in Saigon, and the painful abandonment of their South Vietnamese allies. Former boat people relate their hair-raising encounters with Thai pirates; and in a new postscript, an American government official describes the resettlement of 130,000 Vietnamese refugees in America over the ensuing months. Touching, heroic, and unforgettable, these dramatic narratives illuminate the closing act of one of the central events of modern history.
Editors Note 2 In this history, soldiers and civilians, both American and Vietnamese, tell what it was like in the spring of 1975 as Hanoi carried out its final, successful offensive against the Republic of Vietnam. Generals, ambassadors, pilots, Marines, politicians, doctors, seamen, flight attendants, journalists, children, and even Vietcong soldiers describe the growing demoralization, panic, and chaos as the collapse gained momentum. American survivors recall with raw emotions the escape of the last airliner out of Danang, the chilling helicopter airlift from the U.S. embassy roof in Saigon, and the painful abandonment of their South Vietnamese allies. Former boat people relate their hair-raising encounters, with Thai pirates; and in a new postscript, an American government official describes the resettlement of 130,000 Vietnamese refugees in America over the ensuing months. Touching, heroic, and unforgettable, these dramatic narratives illuminate the closing act of one of the central events of modern history.
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