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Pa-kua; Chinese boxing for fitness and self-defense,

Author: Robert W Smith
Publisher: Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif., Kodansha International [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Few thirty-day periods in history have been more tumultuous than the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. With US military now gone for two years, the North Vietnamese Army routed South Vietnam's forces, resulting in thousands of refugees pouring into the former colonial capital. The world watched and waited for what many expected would be a bloodbath. Escape from Saigon follows various people trapped in the besieged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Robert W., 1926-
Pa-kua.
Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif., Kodansha International [1967]
(OCoLC)569742619
Online version:
Smith, Robert W., 1926-
Pa-kua.
Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif., Kodansha International [1967]
(OCoLC)607859718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Smith
ISBN: 9780870110443 0870110446
OCLC Number: 793259
Notes: Stamped on t.p.: Wehman Bros., Hackensack, N.J.
Description: 160 pages illustrations 22 cm
Other Titles: Chinese boxing for fitness and self-defense.
Responsibility: by Robert W. Smith.

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"Few thirty-day periods in history have been more tumultuous than the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. With US military now gone for two years, the North Vietnamese Army routed South Vietnam's forces, resulting in thousands of refugees pouring into the former colonial capital. The world watched and waited for what many expected would be a bloodbath. Escape from Saigon follows various people trapped in the besieged city. Among them are a former GI attempting to rescue his Vietnamese wife's terrified relatives; a Vietnamese-American television reporter whose conflicted heritage threatens her future; an American businessman risking his life to smuggle out his employees; and the last remaining US diplomatic personnel in Saigon, including the ambassador, military liaisons, and CIA operatives. The NVA onslaught is spearheaded by two officers-one intent on maintaining military restraint, the other bent on revenge and will sweep up families, friends, and comrades in this final chapter of a war that has already taken millions of lives. Escape from Saigon is a story of a city and its inhabitants struggling to survive in its most desperate hours-a tale that stays true to the historic record while recounting moments of human hardship, courage, and triumph"--

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