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Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home epub

by Thomas A. Bass


Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home epub

ISBN: 156947088X

ISBN13: 978-1569470886

Author: Thomas A. Bass

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Soho Press; F First Edition edition (July 1, 2003)

Pages: 278 pages

ePUB book: 1878 kb

FB2 book: 1638 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 610

Other Formats: lrf mbr azw lit





In his new book Vietnamerica, the American journalist Thomas Bass has written a moving story of the . Thomas Bass-Dante to Pham Xuan An’s Virgil-guides us through the hellish wars that shaped modern Vietnam.

In his new book Vietnamerica, the American journalist Thomas Bass has written a moving story of the Amerasians and their battle for identity against indifferent bureaucracies here and abroad. Vietnamerica is also a book about the erosion of memory and resolve, the intractable traditions that made these children strangers at home, and the pain of their (too-infrequent) encounters with their fathers in America, a country dealing with its own racial intolerance.

Vietnamerica: the war comes home. Left behind when South Vietnam fell in 1975, the children of Vietnamese women and American servicemen remain a deeply disturbing symbol of the racism rooted within both traditions.

The book may frustrate some readers who expect a story about heroes and villains which comes to a happy ending. Citation: Michael L. Krenn. There is little of that here. The Amerasians are neither saints nor demons. Bass recounts their sad and brutal tales, and then tells us that "many of the stories in this book may be untrue. The pain behind them, on the other hand, is real" (p. 145). The people running the AHA and the Resource Center are never really portrayed as sadistic brutes or as angels of compassion.

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For other people named Thomas Bass, see Thomas Bass (disambiguation). Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home (Soho, 1996, 1997). The Predictors (Holt, Viking-Penguin, 1999)

For other people named Thomas Bass, see Thomas Bass (disambiguation). This book focuses on African viewpoints to the African situation. The Predictors (Holt, Viking-Penguin, 1999). The Spy Who Loved Us (Public Affairs, 2009).

Having visited Amerasian Park, I thought of the book and the many other Amerasians that are still in other parts of Vietnam and have been trying to leave.

Select Format: Hardcover. Having visited Amerasian Park, I thought of the book and the many other Amerasians that are still in other parts of Vietnam and have been trying to leave. This year's top sellers.

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VIETNAMERICA The War Comes Home By Thomas A. Bass Soho. Brown was born in 1959. His father was an American adviser; his mother abandoned him to a Danang orphanage. When the Marines landed in 1965, he ran away and went to live with them; they gave him a toy Snoopy dog and his name. He spent his childhood as a mascot, being passed from one .

A study of the plight of the Amerasian children, abandoned by their fathers in a xenophobic society that ostracized them, discusses their difficult lives, the impact of the Amerasian Homecoming Act, their repatriation to America, and their struggle in anunfamiliar society
At times the story line is a little scattered but you still are painted a human picture as well as a good review of both the macro and micro dimensions that impact on America's lost children.
This well-written book does a good job of accurately capturing the plight of the Amerasians from Vietnam. Great descriptions of characters in Utica, NY and how they changed and/or stayed the same since their time in Amerasian Park in Saigon. Having visited Amerasian Park, I thought of the book and the many other Amerasians that are still in other parts of Vietnam and have been trying to leave.
Vietnamerica shows the challenges the Vietnamericans face, what they think and feel, and the way in which many of them have to deal with not finding their fathers even though they made it back to the U.S.A.
Thought-provoking and informative.
THIS BOOK IS DISJOINTED AND BORING.BASS HAS NO CLEAR FOCUS AND FAILS TO GRIP THE READER. POORLY WRITTEN. THERE ARE PROBLEMS AND ISSUES OF SIGNIFICANT MULTITUDE CAUSED BY WAR, HOWEVER, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE ISSUES CANNOT BE GIVEN UNNECASSARY IMPORTANCE. WAR A TRAGEDY, BUT WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE ON.IF PEOPLE FEEL SO BITTER ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF WAR, THAN PEOPLE SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE CAUSES RIFTS BETWEEN NATION STATES.