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June Collins

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June Collins made international news headlines in 1969 when she became a whistle-blower and testified before a U.S. Senate Committee. She pointed the finger at a group of corrupt American Army sergeants who had made millions in Vietnam by demanding kickbacks from all booking agents and sales people. June, an ex exotic dancer,had provided rock bands to the US military camps during the war. After destroying her business by listening to her conscience, she made a comeback when The Khaki Mafia, (co-authored with Robin Moore, author of The French Connection) was published and became a best seller book.

During her many years living in Asia, June had become appalled by the plight of the abandoned street children. In her home country, Australia, ado


And not for the first time. This is the third time and I know that it is now a permanent loss.

The first time this happened, I was living in Hong Kong. My hair was naturally brown but I had been a blonde for a long time. When a fancy new hair salon opened in Kowloon I just had to try it. At that time Asians and Blacks were not able to straighten or dye their hair as they do today. The most dari...

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Average rating: 3.73 · 332 ratings · 54 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Goodbye Junie Moon

3.66 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Junie Moon Rising

4.32 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Liebe in Ketten - Dem Feind...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
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The Khaki Mafia

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings
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Patricia Puddle Hi June, nice to meet you.

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Leila Summers June, I'm busy reading your book, Goodbye Junie Moon, and I'm loving it! I'll write a review when I finish it! x Leila

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June Collins I have just finished reading Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. I read it several years ago but the story is so powerful that I kept the book and have now read it twice. To anyone interested in the Vietnam War, helicopter flying, or the effect of war on young people, I strongly recommend this gripping story.

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