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A former U.S. Navy riverboat commander in Vietnam and a young Vietnamese woman relate their experiences along the Mekong River during the war
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Captain Peter A. Huchthausen, USN, (1939-2008) served aboard destroyers and commanded a river patrol section in Vietnam. After the war, he became an intelligence officer and served as the US Naval attache in Yugoslavia, Romania, and the Soviet Union. He retired from the navy in 1990.From AudioFile:
In 1967 a young American riverboat commander on the Mekong River rescued a wounded Vietnamese child, and thereafter both lives were quietly woven together. The book that results alternates his story with hers. Beginning in terror and heartache, like most stories of Vietnam, it ends, finally, in triumph, resulting in a refreshingly human yet candid assessment of American involvement there. Lloyd James starts to read Huchthausen's narrative with the crisp, assured voice of an American naval officer, but suspense takes over as the two lives intersect. Marguerite Gavin, by contrast, is intimate and quiet as she reads Nguyen and the various other voices of Vietnam. Both voices, like Vietnam itself, linger in our memory long after. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1877853410
Book Description Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1877853410
Book Description Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition. 165 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1877853410
Book Description Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1877853410 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0789909