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The Resource The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham

The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham

Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars
Title
The eaves of heaven
Title remainder
a life in three wars
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning author Andrew X. Pham, a son's memoir of his Vietnamese father's experiences over the course of three wars. Once wealthy landowners, Thong Van Pham's family was shattered by the tumultuous events of the twentieth century: the festering French occupation of Indochina, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Vietnam War. Told in chapters that alternate between events in the past and those closer to the present, the book re-creates the trials of everyday life in Vietnam as endured by one man, from the fall of Hanoi and the collapse of French colonialism to the frenzied evacuation of Saigon. Pham offers a rare portal into a lost world as he chronicles Thong Van Pham's heartbreaks, triumphs, and bizarre reversals of fortune, whether as a South Vietnamese soldier pinned down by enemy fire, a prisoner of the North Vietnamese under brutal interrogation, or a refugee desperately trying to escape Vietnam after the last American helicopter has abandoned Saigon.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pham, Andrew X.
Dewey number
  • 973/.0495
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pham, Thong Van
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Refugees
  • Vietnam
Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299)
Control code
ocn165083510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780307381200
Lccn
2007033894
System control number
(OCoLC)165083510
Label
The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars, by Andrew X. Pham, on behalf of my father, Thong Van Pham
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299)
Control code
ocn165083510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780307381200
Lccn
2007033894
System control number
(OCoLC)165083510

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