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A thrilling tale which takes readers through the emotional and political turmoil of the Vietnam War from all perspectives, while encapsulating the history, culture, and governance of the nations involved.
Written by an individual who resided in Saigon for twenty-four years, this guide explores all that this grand and captivating city has to offer. Use this guide to help plan your own personal trip around Saigon, including where to find the best dining, nightlife, and entertainment.
A collection of letters written by soldier Jean Tardieu during an exchange with author Roger Marin du Gard when stationed in Hanoi in 1928. These letters explore first-hand accounts of the land, culture, and society in which he was immersed.
South-east Asia is one of the most culturally diverse and rich regions of the world. The complexity of its history and peoples is rivaled by the natural wealth. 139 new species of plants, animals, and fish were noted in the Mekong river basin alone just in 2014.
This guide is specifically written by a local to the community, providing an insightful look at the largest and most popular Vietnemese cities, and the lesser-known, yet still intrinsically captivating, attractions.
Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage site, renowned for its natural beauty with limestone islands capped by rainforests. There are many tourist guides to the area, but only one of them ensures that everyone goes home with the best memories to share.
Within the Greater Mekong region of Vietnam, an unprecedented 139 new species of natural-life were discovered, including ninety plants, twenty-three reptiles, sixteen amphibians, nine fish, and one mammal. You can read more about this incredible and inspiring discovery at the World Wildlife Fund website.
This film brings to life the renowned novel written by prolific novelist, Graham Greene, detailing a different American engagement in the Vietnam War. Directed by Phillip Noyce, distributed by Miramax Films and Intermedia Films. Available in the Van Pelt Library.
Hanoi is a city that has been inhabited for at least 3,000 years. Layers of Chinese and French culture creates a pastiche with the local Vietnamese. Sometimes called the Paris of the East because of its large tree-lined boulevards, Hanoi is also known for its Old Quarter, which has been inhabited for at least 1,000 years.
Another narrative of Hanoi detailing the beauty of the city's varying architecture, which stands as an insight into the many influences of other cultures that Vietnam has experienced throughout the years. This biography explores this phenomena, beginning with the city's earliest existence.
In A Shadow on Our Hearts, Adam Gilbert utilizes the vast body of soldier-poetry to examine the war's core moral issues. The soldier-poets provide important insights into the ethical dimensions of their physical and psychological surroundings before, during, and after the war. They also offer profound perspectives on the relationships between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people.