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The Resource They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall, John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery

They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall, John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery

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They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall
Title
They are all my family
Title remainder
a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall
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John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery
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Language
eng
Summary
Riordan -- who had left the military behind for a career in international banking -- was not the type to take dramatic action, but once the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon in April 1975 and it was clear that Riordan's Vietnamese colleagues and their families would be stranded in a city teetering on total collapse, he knew that he could not leave them behind. Defying the objections of his superiors and going against the official policy of the United States, Riordan went back into Saigon to save them. In fifteen harrowing trips to Saigon's airport, he manoeuvred through the bureaucratic shambles, claiming that the Vietnamese were his wife and scores of children. "They Are All My Family" is a vivid narrative of one man's ingenious strategy that transformed a time of enormous peril into a display of extraordinary courage
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Riordan, John P
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by Corey M. Snow
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1976-
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  • Snow, Corey
  • Demery, Monique Brinson
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  • Riordan, John P
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Refugees
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Target audience
adult
Label
They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall, John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery
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audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225764012
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 6 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781494561833
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225764012
  • (Sirsi) p225764012
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Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Label
They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall, John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225764012
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 6 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781494561833
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225764012
  • (Sirsi) p225764012
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer

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