Der Artikel wird am Ende des Bestellprozesses zum Download zur Verfügung gestellt.

Finding the Dragon Lady

The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
 EPUB
Nicht lieferbar | Lieferzeit: Artikel nicht lieferbar I
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Beschreibung:

In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul Red Fay that the reason the United States made the fateful decision to get rid of the Ngos was in no small part because of South Vietnams first lady, Madame Nhu. That goddamn bitch, Fay remembers President Kennedy saying, Shes responsible ... that bitch stuck her nose in and boiled up the whole situation down there.The coup marked the collapse of the Diem government and became the US entry point for a decade-long conflict in Vietnam. Kennedys death and the atrocities of the ensuing war eclipsed the memory of Madame Nhuwith her daunting mixture of fierceness and beauty. But at the time, to David Halberstam, she was the beautiful but diabolic sex dictatress, and Malcolm Browne called her the most dangerous enemy a man can have.By 1987, the once-glamorous celebrity had retreated into exile and seclusion, and remained there until young American Monique Demery tracked her down in Paris thirty years later. Finding the Dragon Lady is Demerys story of her improbable relationship with Madame Nhu, andhaving ultimately been entrusted with Madame Nhus unpublished memoirs and her diary from the years leading up to the coupthe first full history of the Dragon Lady herself, a woman who was feared and fantasized over in her time, and who singlehandedly frustrated the government of one of the worlds superpowers.
In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul Red Fay that the reason the United States made the fateful decision to get rid of the Ngos was in no small part because of South Vietnams first lady, Madame Nhu. That goddamn bitch, Fay remembers President Kennedy saying, Shes responsible ... that bitch stuck her nose in and boiled up the whole situation down there.The coup marked the collapse of the Diem government and became the US entry point for a decade-long conflict in Vietnam. Kennedys death and the atrocities of the ensuing war eclipsed the memory of Madame Nhuwith her daunting mixture of fierceness and beauty. But at the time, to David Halberstam, she was the beautiful but diabolic sex dictatress, and Malcolm Browne called her the most dangerous enemy a man can have.By 1987, the once-glamorous celebrity had retreated into exile and seclusion, and remained there until young American Monique Demery tracked her down in Paris thirty years later. Finding the Dragon Lady is Demerys story of her improbable relationship with Madame Nhu, andhaving ultimately been entrusted with Madame Nhus unpublished memoirs and her diary from the years leading up to the coupthe first full history of the Dragon Lady herself, a woman who was feared and fantasized over in her time, and who singlehandedly frustrated the government of one of the worlds superpowers.

Kunden Rezensionen

Zu diesem Artikel ist noch keine Rezension vorhanden.
Helfen sie anderen Besuchern und verfassen Sie selbst eine Rezension.