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Ring of freedom

Author: Don Kesterson
Publisher: Monee, IL : [Don Kesterson], 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This memoir taken from the journal of Dr. Vuong Tu Toan, chronicles four unsuccessful escape attempts and the fifth and final escape attempt from Communist Vietnam, after the fall of South Vietnam. Toan was a well-respected doctor living with his family in South Vietnam, near Saigon. He had married Nha-Y, the daughter of a judge for the South Vietnamese Army. At the time they began their multiple escape attempts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Kesterson
ISBN: 9780998470740 0998470740
OCLC Number: 1135064873
Description: 333 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Don Kesterson.

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This memoir taken from the journal of Dr. Vuong Tu Toan, chronicles four unsuccessful escape attempts and the fifth and final escape attempt from Communist Vietnam, after the fall of South Vietnam. Toan was a well-respected doctor living with his family in South Vietnam, near Saigon. He had married Nha-Y, the daughter of a judge for the South Vietnamese Army. At the time they began their multiple escape attempts, they had five children, the oldest of whom was thirteen years old, while the youngest had just turned two. Toan was willing to sacrifice everything, his wealth and security, for his family. On the night before they left, as the family sat around him, Toan stood before them. "We are about to embark on this escape attempt, you must understand we might not make it. None of us can swim, none of us know what's on the other side. So that odds are greatly stacked against us, one in a hundred chance of making it. But we are going to do this as a family, and if we make it, you all have to make something of your lives. You have to make this effort worthwhile."

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