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SAIGON MEMOIR

Submitted by Les Arbuckle (ACS)

As some of you may know, for the last fourteen years I have been working on a memoir about the eighteen months I spent in Saigon (1963-64) In 2010 I acquired a literary agent and we set about pursuing a publishing deal. After many years and dozens of rejections, […]

SAIGON KID KATHY (CONNOR) DOBRONYI MEMOIR PUBLISHED: *UNDER THE WINGS OF A GOOD LUCK PHOENIX*

Submitted by Kathy (Connor) Dobronyi (ACS)

I wrote and published a narrative nonfiction coming-of-age memoir, “Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix.” My editor was a Vietnam vet who served with the Wolfhounds in 1967-68.My family and I arrived in Saigon June 1, 1963, two weeks before Thich Quan Duc set himself on […]

My Dad’s Book: Why Viet Nam?

by Renee Daniels King, ACS My Dad wrote a very controversial book about his experiences as a soldier, foreign service officer and Tech-Rep in Viet Nam … Undaunted by my Mother’s angst, that the Army might take away his retirement or send him to prison for treason, and numerous literary rejection letters … he […]

French Tri-Car In Vietnam: 100 Years Ago

Annam 1905 Gabrielle Vasscal Driving Tri-Car. Click to Enlarge

In her book On and Off Duty in Annam (1910) Gabrielle Vassal tells of her and her husband’s rather eventful journey from Nha Trang to Daban in their new Tri-Car.

Not being familiar with the term Tri-Car I was wondering if it would have […]

READERS CORNER: Saigon and Viet Nam at the turn of the century (1900)

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Title: On and Off Duty in Annam (1910)

Subject: Great “turn of the century (1900)” tour of Viet Nam – Travel, Social Life and Customs.

Author: Gabrielle M. Vassal

Review: This is a great read for anyone with an interest in Viet Nam. The book is the travel narrative […]