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Joseph Sherman first visits Saigon, the capital of French colonial Cochin-China, in 1925 on a hunting expedition with his father, a US senator. He is lured back again and again as a traveler, a soldier, and then as a reporter by his fascination for the exotic land and for Lan, a mandarin's daughter he cannot forget.
Over five decades, Joseph's life becomes enmeshed with the political intrigues of two of Saigon's most influential families, the French colonist Devrauxs, and the native Trans - and inevitably with Vietnam's turbulent, war torn fate. He is there when the hatred of a million coolies rises against the French, and when the French Foreign Legion fights it's bloody last stand at Dien Bien Phu.
©2016 Anthony Grey (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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By Duane V Bowman on 03-31-17

Epic Story

Having served in Viet Nam, I instantly got caught up in the story. Tragic characters and events abound. Much like the main character, I can't seem to get the place out of my mind.

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By BDHumbert on 05-11-17

I found

This book to be at times close to
5 stars - just not long enough - and there are some long stretches of 1/2 stars. But overall it is a fascinating look at a country that we Americans never understood very well. Too bad so many had to die for a cause that was lost before the first American soldier set foot in Vietnam

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