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Where the wind leads : a refugee family's miraculous story of loss, rescue, and redemption

Author: Vinh Chung; Tim Downs
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A family's journey from pre-war Vietnam, through pirate attacks in the open sea, to a new home in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where poverty and discrimination could not prevent the author from graduating from Harvard Medical School.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Nonfiction
NonFiction
Sociological
Named Person: Vinh Chung; Chung family.; Chung family.; Vinh Chung
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vinh Chung; Tim Downs
ISBN: 9780849947568 0849947561 9780718037499 0718037499
OCLC Number: 851415686
Description: xiii, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. The story begins --
A world on the edge --
A handful of rice --
Building an empire --
The Prince of Bac Lieu --
Assisted marriage --
The dragon lady --
Deception --
A national falls --
The farm --
Gathering storm --
Why me? --
No turning back --
Part two. First days at sea --
Pirates --
One man's burden --
Land at last --
Blood on the sand --
Sheltering angels --
The beach --
Betrayed --
Seasweep sets sail --
Endless sea --
The prayer --
Rescue --
Singapore bound --
25 Hawkins Road --
Across the Pacific --
Part three. Walking up in America --
Allied gardens --
Starting school --
Grand avenue --
The factory --
The American dream --
Peer pressures --
The restaurant --
Ghosts of the past --
Flying blind --
Aiming for the stars --
Boy meets girl --
Special good friend --
Harvard --
Love story --
Cap and gown --
Giving back.
Responsibility: Vinh Chung with Tim Downs.

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Where the Wind Leads is the remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his refugee family's daring escape from communist oppression for the chance of a better life in America. It's a story of personal  Read more...

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