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Echoes of the Mekong -

Peter A. Huchthausen; Nguyen Thi Lung

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ISBN 10: 0786103086 / ISBN 13: 9780786103089
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Title: Echoes of the Mekong -

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

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In 1967, Peter Huchthausen, a river patrol officer on Vietnam's Mekong River Delta, rescued a badly wounded Vietnamese child, Nguyen Thi Lung. He arranged for the girl's treatment and education, only to lose track of her when her town was overrun by the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive. After the war, Lung led a difficult and shadowy life under the communist regime, until she managed to get the attention of a reporter. The reporter published her story and then assisted her departure from Vietnam, while Huchthausen sponsored her entry into the United States. In alternating chapters, Huchthausen and Lung recall the experience of war on the Mekong River, and Lung relates the terrifying years that followed. Echoes of the Mekong casts a fresh light on the American involvement in Vietnam as it follows two people caught in the war from youth to maturity.

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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.



Nguyen Thi Lung and her daughter, Trang, left Vietnam in January, 1985, under the Orderly Departure Program. They entered the United States the following June and settled in San Diego, California.



Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.



Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children's fiction. AudioFile magazine says, "Marguerite Gavin...has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion."

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