An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and its Aftermathprovides illuminating details heretofore unavailable to most Western readers. Even so, the author's ingrained hatred of America still celebrates the fall of Saigon as a victory against America.
It appears his connections to the Vietnamese bourgeoisie, having a brother who was a high level air force fighter and another who was a high level banker seemed to get him out of prison very fast. Tang traveled to Paris as a young man to study how to be a pharmacist.
For revolutionaries studying different phases of struggle whether political, military, or the diplomatic front, this book will prove insightful as Tang is very descriptive in his memoir.
You have abandoned everything. Then he lived in the jungles fighting the even more despised Americans. But peace, which they had so passionately desired, had brought with it not blessings but a new and even more insidious warfare, this time a warfare practiced by the liberators against their own people.
This happens even here in Amerika where at some point one must make some decision in life about what direction one's life will go, and like Tang, many times one's friends, wife, husband, or family will not understand or agree with one's political beliefs and thus one must make that leap to become a revolutionary or be persuaded to just live one's A vietcong memior.
I imagine to this very day Truong Nhu Tang is proselytizing how evil America is. If only the zombies would read this and be able to understand that this is the blueprint of soviet rule of the U.
Ba Tra was held and tortured A vietcong memior about two weeks before signing a confession that he was a communist. When faced with this, he and his wife decide it's best she goes back home to Vietnam to have the child while he goes on surviving any way he can, taking odd jobs while continuing his political agitation.
This section contains words approx. However none of the freighters would stop to pick them up, and they drifted further and further south.
But it may have been inevitable at that stage; after all, the Vietnamese took the long view -- they were fighting for a country that had in fact enjoyed independence for more than a millennium before the French, periodically fighting off the Chinese who many Americans thought were their masters.
His older brother was told by their father to become a doctor, and the plan is for the two brothers to go into practice together, a practice that will be exemplary and profitable for both.
Just a little prejudiced with this claim throughout the entire book. During the war, he lost years of freedom to prison and the The tragedy of Viet Nam is on this side of the Pacific the story of American soldiers and Vietnamese refugees. At this juncture Tang's political future was at a crossroad.
From much of the literature on the struggle for national A vietcong memior in Vietnam we get a view from the higher levels of leadership with books from Ho Chi Minh or Vo Nguyen Giap, which are very educational but lack a ground level approach to digging in to the operations and set backs of lower level struggles.
Although Tang doesn't analyze or dig into this, as you read the book you see his predicament and see him leap into the thick of it. Imagine holding a study group on Marx or guerilla warfare while the bombs get you scrambling to a bunker, and all for no financial incentive as would be required by Amerikans, but just to free themselves.
An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and its Aftermath provides illuminating details heretofore unavailable to most Western readers. But as the reviewer discusses, there is still much to learn from this book about the successful struggle and organizing, especially under such horrible repression by U.
It was here that he met the French Communist Party FCP members and intellectuals, and although he didn't quite agree with the FCP on their stance with Vietnam he began to develop his political ideas. Tang traveled to Paris as a young man to study how to be a pharmacist.
In the end he fled his beloved Viet Nam and went to live, where. Truong Nhu Tang has a different, and in many ways darker, perspective. This raising of consciousness had begun decades before and Tang as a participant in much of this low level organizing gets into these efforts and shows the strengths and weaknesses in this process.
A good family, happiness, wealth--to follow the Communists. But peace, which they had so passionately desired, had brought with it not blessings but a new and even more insidious warfare, this time a warfare practiced by the liberators against their own people. And at the same time they foment and instill so much hatred against "the enemy" USA that they're unable to see the insidious enemy right under their noses.
A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath Truong Nhu Tang, Author, Doan Van Toai, Author, David Chanoff, Author Vintage Books USA $ (p) ISBN Book Review: A Vietcong Memoir by cipactli of United Struggle from Within September permalink.
A Vietcong Memoir: An inside account of the Vietnam war and its aftermath by Truong Nhu Tang Vintage Books, pgs. Offers a first-hand account of Viet Cong activity in South Vietnam, the torments of the war, and the country's unification.3/5(3).
About A Vietcong Memoir “An absorbing and moving autobiography An important addition not only to the literature of Vietnam but to the larger human story of hope, violence and disillusion in the political life of our era.”—Chicago Tribune When he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh.
From there, Tảng went into exile in Paris, and, inpublished a book about his life as a Viet Cong in the NLF and PRG. The book, A Vietcong Memoir, outlines not only his own experiences, but also the impact of the war among other revolutionaries.
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