Tiger in the Barbed Wire: An American in Vietnam, 1952-1991
Tiger in the Barbed Wire: An American in Vietnam, 1952-1991 by Howard R. Simpson
Tiger in the Barbed Wire: An American in Vietnam, 1952-1991 Author: Howard R. Simpson
Title: Tiger in the Barbed Wire: An American in Vietnam, 1952-1991
ISBN: 0788151487
ISBN13: 978-0788151484
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Pages: 243 pages
Publisher: Brassey's Books (February 1, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1557 kb
Size EPUB version: 1656 kb
Subcategory:
Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot





This is a fast-paced, colorful memoir by one of the few Americans to live in Vietnam during both the French & American wars. In the 1950s, Foreign Service officer Howard Simpson patrolled with French paratroopers, reported on Hanoi s fall to the Vietminh, & was nearly machine-gunned in street fighting. In the 1960s, at a time when coups were the order of the day, he was a press advisor to Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh. When he returned to Vietnam recently to observe the shooting of a movie about Dien Bien Phu, he interviewed the legendary Vo Nguyen Giap, the architect of the North s victory. Lively . . . entertaining.