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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Shoshana, July 27, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Lamb, a reporter during the American War, and again a reporter in Hanoi in the late '90s, gives a complex, nuanced account of Vietnam. Lamb captures the ambiguity of Vietnam as well as his ambivalence--he sees the best and worst in Vietnamese culture. Lamb is well-situated to comment on enduring trends and transient phenomena, and he does so even-handedly and with reasonable self-reflection. Read with Thuong Nhu Tang's A Viet Cong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and its Aftermath, and as a well-balanced contrast to Brownmiller's rather negative Seeing Vietnam.
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ISBN:
9781586481834
Subtitle:
A Reporter Returns
Author:
Lamb, David
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030703
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.7 oz

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