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Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996

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The years 1975 to 1996 were witness to the largest mass migration in modern history, when more than a million people left war-torn Vietnam by boat in search of safety.

Thousands perished when their boats fell apart en route, while others succumbed to starvation, dehydration, and cold-blooded attacks by Thai pirates.

Combining autobiographical accounts from survivors with ev
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Beaufort Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Patricia
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, that does not affect my review in any way. What a wonderful book this is. This book covers the Vietnam war era. This book complete with pictures and stories breaks your heart. We living in the United States have never had to flee our country, this book shows us what it is like to have to flee your country and sometimes your family as well. Can you imagine what it would be like to run away from your country in search of a place that you can live as a free ...more
Brian EVHS Nguyen
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely one I will remember. Being raised by parents who were boat people, I found it easy to connect with this book. I already had a good understanding of what the boat journey was, but after reading this book I have nothing but more respect for the boat people not knowing the hardships they had gone through.
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