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Book Review - Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

By: Dang Thuy Tram (547/35717)
Publisher: Rider ISBN: 978-1-84-604075-7

I've been up since 4 a.m., preparing for the enemy's attack... We don't know where the Americans are, but we decided to leave the shelter and hide in the bushes. We are all soaking wet and shivering, but I feel happy to be part of the resistance, to be in this very scene...

On June 22 1970, Dang Thuy Tram was shot dead by an American patrol in South Vietnam. She was shot dead by an American patrol in South Vietnam. She was a doctor trying to defend her patients. Discovered among her few possessions was this extraordinary diary, which a US intelligence officer returned to Thuy Tram's family some 35 years later.

Now a bestselling book in her home country. Dang Thuy Tram's diary shares the reality of the Vietnam Was as experienced by a young woman fighting for survival. Last Night I Dreamed of Peace explains what it is like to live in the shadow of the enemy, to hide underground within earshot of a traitor's footfalls: to be full of idealism and yet longing for love, and to look towards the future when the world is collapsing.

October 2007


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