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I Became the Boat People

I Became the Boat People

A Refugee's Path to America

by Don Lao Cpcu
Paperback
Publication Date: 12/12/2013
RRP  $26.72 $26.50
The Vietnam War featured political upheavals, battle tactics, and lots of publicity. But underneath all that were everyday people whose lives were forever altered by three decades of fighting. In this memoir, author Don Lao looks back at what the people of Vietnam went through with this account of how his family went from living an honest and simple life to losing everything in a harrowing war that engulfed Southeast Asia. Lao lived an idyllic childhood with his parents, eight brothers, and four sisters, but he was eventually swept into the South Vietnamese Army. Although he was born in Vietnam, he was Chinese in heritage-and so he was always treated life a foreigner, even when he was fighting the communists. When Saigon fell, he sought a better life, leading him to a cargo ship along with other refugees who became known as the boat people. Their path to America was the first step in finding better lives and reconnecting with loved ones. Their tenacity and resiliency earned them the ultimate freedom as Americans living the American dream.
ISBN:
9781458213075
9781458213075
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-12-2013
Publisher:
Abbott Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
148
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x9mm
Weight:
0.23kg

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