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The Ashes of War

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In this powerful work about the tragic aftermath of the Vietnam War, author MH Murphy presents the stories of Vietnamese people who fled their beloved country and those who stayed behind and endured, creating a new life in their ever-changing country. The Ashes of War begins in Saigon, in April of 1975, just before its surrender to the Communists. With the war over, the vi ...more
Kindle Edition, 426 pages
Published November 7th 2017
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Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vietnam. The Vietnam War. The Vietnamese Boat People. Images of that terrible time are seared into our minds. And then it was all over. Except, of course, that it wasn’t over, and in many ways still isn’t. We know that many Vietnam vets have struggled with their experiences since then, but we hear less often of what happened to the Vietnamese people themselves after the end of the war and the Americans left, especially to the people who stayed. In this powerful and moving book, Michael Murphy, h ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a significant read for people fascinated with global history and the Vietnam War. Boomers lives were tragically altered by the war, but few Americans know the stories that played out after 1975 when we left the country. The “war” was not over. The personal stories of loss and survival will speak to your sense of family and loyalty. The 17 page bibliography inspires pursuit of additional resources confirming and expanding on these accounts. I learned more than I bargained for and sad ...more
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