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The Resource Last night I dreamed of peace

Last night I dreamed of peace

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Last night I dreamed of peace
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Last night I dreamed of peace
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eng
Summary
  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is the moving diary kept by a 27-year-old Vietnamese doctor who was killed by the Americans during the Vietnam War, while trying to defend her patients. Not only is it an important slice of history, from the opposite side of Dispatches and Apocalypse Now, but it shows the diarist - Dang Thuy Tram - as a vibrant human being, full of youthful idealism, a poetic longing for love, trying hard to be worthy of the Communist Party and doing her best to look after her patients under appalling conditions. She wrote straight from the heart and, because of this, her diary has been a huge bestseller in Vietnam - 350,000 copies sold in 2005 alone. Rider brings the first English translation, in book form, to the Commonwealth markets. But there is more: how the diary came to light is also an unusual story in its own right. Fred Whitehurst was a US intelligence officer on the scene just after Dang Thuy Tram was shot. He came across the diary and, instead of burning it there and then, took it home. His brother translated it and so began an odyssey that took 35 years, to find Thuy Tram's family in Vietnam, and return the small brown book to them. Remarkably, in 2005, Fred Whitehurst tracked down the young doctor's mother who graciously accepted it from this former GI who, as a result, was able to complete his own journey of reconciliation after years of bitterness as a Vietnam vet
  • Miltary
  • War
  • Vietnam
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1943-1970
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Tram, Dang Thuy
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  • Đặng, Thùy Trâm
  • Physicians
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Last night I dreamed of peace
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Publication
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  • Translated from the Vietnamese by Andrew X. Pham
  • Originally published in Vietnam as Nhat Ky Dang Thuy Tram by Nha Nam/Nha Xuat Ban Hoi Nha Van in 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25787585
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781846040764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25787585
  • (Sirsi) 25787585
Label
Last night I dreamed of peace
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Vietnamese by Andrew X. Pham
  • Originally published in Vietnam as Nhat Ky Dang Thuy Tram by Nha Nam/Nha Xuat Ban Hoi Nha Van in 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25787585
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781846040764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25787585
  • (Sirsi) 25787585

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