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Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returnsby David Lamb
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When he left war-ravaged Vietnam some thirty years ago, journalist David Lamb averred "I didn't care if I ever saw the wretched country again." But in 1997, he found himself living in Hanoi, in charge of the Los Angeles Times's first peacetime bureau and in the midst of a country on the move, as it progresses toward a free-market economy and divorces itself from the restrictive, isolationist policies established at the end of the war. This was a new country; in Vietnam, Now, David Lamb brings it--and us--forward from its dark, distant past.
From the myriad personalities entwined in the dark, distant history of the war to those focused toward the future, Lamb reveals a rich and culturally diverse people as they share their memories of the country's past, and their hopes for a peacetime future. A portrait of a beautiful country and a remarkable, determined people, Vietnam, Now is a personal journey that will change the way we think of Vietnam, and perhaps the war as well.
Now in paperback: the extraordinary portrait of post-war Vietnam told by a journalist who covered the war and returned thirty years later to cover the peace
This is a portrait of post-war Vietnam. From the myriad personalities entwined in the dark history of the war to those focused towards the future, Lamb reveals a rich and culturally diverse people as they share their memories of the country's past, and their hopes for the future.
About the Author
David Lamb is a distinguished Los Angeles Times journalist and five-time author. He has been Nieman fellow, a Pew Fellow, and a writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California's School of Journalism.
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