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Triumph of the Absurd: A Reporter's Love for the Abandoned People of Vietnam, Duc 3rd Edition

Uwe Siemon-Netto

ISBN 10: 194550000X / ISBN 13: 9781945500008
Published by NRP Books, 2015
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Triumph of the Absurd: A Reporter's Love for...

Publisher: NRP Books

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 3.

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Almost half a century ago, a young reporter from Germany arrived in still-glamorous Saigon to cover the Vietnam War over a period of five years.   In this memoir he now tells the story of how he fell in love with the Vietnamese people.  He praises the beauty, elegance and feistiness of their women. He describes blood-curdling Communist atrocities and fierce combat scenes he had witnessed. He introduces a striking array of characters: heroes, villains, statesmen and spooks, hilarious eccentrics, street urchins and orphans herding water buffalos.  He shows how professional malpractice by U.S. media stars such as Walter Cronkite turned the military victory of American and South Vietnamese forces during the 1968 Tet Offensive into a political defeat. He mourns the countless innocent victims of the Communist conquest of South Vietnam, which was the grim consequence of its abandonment by the United States. Thus, he argues, the wrong side won.  Finally, with the eyes on Afghanistan, he poses a harrowing question: Are democratic societies with their proclivity for self-indulgence politically and psychologically equipped to win a protracted war against a totalitarian foe?

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UWE SIEMON-NETTO is a lay theologian and internationally-renowned journalist. Siemon-Netto was born in Leipzig, Germany, where his devoutly Lutheran grandmother was the pivotal figure in his childhood in World War II. He is the former religion editor of United Press International.  Find out more at: triumphoftheabsurd.com

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