Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 April 1999

544 Pages | 32 halftones, 3 maps & 1 family tree

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195124347

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The Sacred Willow

Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

Duong Van Mai Elliott

Duong Van Mai Elliott offers an extraordinary narrative woven from the lives of four generations of her family, providing illuminating insights into Vietnamese history. Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga, but also a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their tumultuous history. At times haunting, at times heartbreaking--and always mesmerizing--The Sacred Willow will forever change how we view the history of Vietnam and our own role in it.


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