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Remembering heaven's face : a story of rescue in wartime Vietnam

Author: John Balaban
Publisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author recounts his years in Vietnam as a conscientious objector, serving as a teacher and a rescue worker for an organization that sent children with war injuries to the United States.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: John Balaban; John Balaban
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Balaban
ISBN: 0820324159 9780820324159
OCLC Number: 49226110
Notes: Originally published: Remembering heaven's face. New York : Poseidon Press, 1991.
Description: 334 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: John Balaban.

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John Balaban recounts his time spent during the war in South Vietnam with heart-wrenching accuracy and tenderness, bringing the landscape and the people there into sharp focus.  Read more...

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Unforgettably lyrical.--New Yorker Remarkable . . . exceptionally well written and moving . . . Few other writers have evoked the physical world of South Vietnam as well as Balaban does in this Read more...

 
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Agent\/university_of_georgia_press<\/a>> # University of Georgia Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"University of Georgia Press<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Event\/1961_1975<\/a>> # 1961 - 1975<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"1961 - 1975<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Place\/athens_ga<\/a>> # Athens, GA<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Athens, GA<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Place\/usa<\/a>> # USA.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"USA.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Place\/vietnam<\/a>> # Vietnam<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnam<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/arztliche_behandlung<\/a>> # \u00C4rztliche Behandlung<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"\u00C4rztliche Behandlung<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/sanitatsdienst<\/a>> # Sanit\u00E4tsdienst<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sanit\u00E4tsdienst<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/vietnam_war_1961_1975<\/a>> # Vietnam War, 1961-1975<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:seeAlso<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2008113202<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnam War, 1961-1975<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/vietnam_war_1961_1975_conscientious_objectors_united_states<\/a>> # Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Conscientious objectors--United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85143277<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Conscientious objectors--United States<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/vietnamesisches_kind<\/a>> # Vietnamesisches Kind<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnamesisches Kind<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Topic\/vietnamkrieg<\/a>> # Vietnamkrieg<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnamkrieg<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010117829<\/a>> # Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Children<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Children<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204155<\/a>> # United States.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204778<\/a>> # Vietnam.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vietnam.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/854835<\/a>> # Children<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Children<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/875431<\/a>> # Conscientious objectors<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Conscientious objectors<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/49226110#PublicationEvent\/athens_ga_university_of_georgia_press_2002<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Place\/athens_ga<\/a>> ; # Athens, GA<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3769188622#Agent\/university_of_georgia_press<\/a>> ; # University of Georgia Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:startDate<\/a> \"2002<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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