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Saigon [Paperback]

Anthony Grey
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15 Nov 2013
Vietnam's heady tropical landscape captivates fifteen-year-old Joseph Sherman on a colonial hunting expedition to Saigon with his family in 1925. He is lured back again and again by his enduring fascination for that beautiful country and for the beguiling mandarin's daughter Lan who he could never forget. Through five haunting decades, Joseph's life becomes deeply enmeshed with Vietnam's war-torn fate until he attempts to salvage something of lasting value as US helicopters flee the falling city of Saigon...


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  • Paperback: 812 pages
  • Publisher: Tagman Press, an Imprint of Tagman Worldwide Ltd.; 30th anniversary ed edition (15 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906749078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906749071
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An absorbing saga, an epic novel... Anthony Grey is not just a man of steely courage as his survival of two years as a hostage in Peking demonstrated; he is one of that rare species - a born storyteller' The Daily Mail. --The Daily Mail

This books makes a claim as the Vietnam equivalent to Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead written about the second World War.' Nashville Banner. --Nashville Banner

The ringing irony of Saigon is that a major work of fiction was required to adequately explain the fundamental tragedy of the United States involvement in Vietnam... This is a novel of terrible importance... Like James Michener and James Clavell, Mr Grey is a master storyteller. Unlike them however, he has something pertinent to say and does so in distinguished fashion.' Kansas City Star. --Kansas City Star

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Before achieving international bestseller status with SAIGON and PEKING, Anthony Grey was a foreign correspondent with Reuters, having begun his career in journalism in the UK with the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk where he was born and educated. He covered the Cold War from datelines all across Eastern Europe before being assigned to China. He was the only British journalist resident in the Chinese capital at the height of the Cultural Revolution - and became the focus of worldwide headlines when he was seized as a hostage by Mao Tse-tungs's Red Guards and held in solitary for two years. After publishing his first international bestselling book HOSTAGE IN PEKING, a non-fiction account of his ordeal, he established himself as a radio and television presenter, bestselling novelist, independent publisher and frequent public speaker.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Saigon by Anthony Grey 29 Jan 2014
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It is beautifully written, full of historical facts and at the same time with a lovely amount of romanticism. Plus the book is in excellent condition, even though a little tiresome to read as the writing is quite small.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Well Written book 11 May 2014
By L. Sheer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My generation is when our military went to Viet Nam. I was also blessed to have many Vietnamese friends when they first came here in 1975. I realized just how badly these people REALLY did want freedom. The period of time Mr Grey wrote about was a fifty year tale that ended in 1975. I felt at times that I was there and my heart ached for how the Vietnamese people were treated by all of the countries who occupied the country for many many years. They were treated brutally on all sides. There were quite an array of characters - of course some fiction was added to keep a person interested in what they are reading. I feel that the history was 100% accurate. The biggest sorrow was how soldiers on all sides were treated brutally and life was 'cheap'...I have a greater understanding of why people wanted out of there at the end of April of 75. Communism is brutal... I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history or who may just want to know more about Viet Nam. I thank the author for such a well written book...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 4 May 2014
By Monica Brandi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you want to know the real history of Vietnam, this is book to read!
Each chapter of fiction is preceded by one of history.
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