This collection of memories shared by a mother and young son, who were in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam conflict as dependents of an American non combatant A.I.S official, captures the sights, sounds, and smells of a foreign world from a unique and highly personal perspective....
|Title||:||Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon|
|Publisher||:||Allegro Pr December 18, 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||356 pages|
|File Size||:||577 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon Reviews
I was twelve-years old living in Saigon the same time Marjorie Doughty was there. It was interesting to compare notes concerning my memories of the September bombing at the Capital Kinh-Do theater and the November 1 coup. I lived in the city; she lived in the JDP Compound. My father was a military advisor with the Third RRU who remained in country until October 1964. My mother, brother, and I left March 10, 1964. It was too dangerous to remain in Saigon. Because of medical problems, Mother needed to return to the States.
A wonderful book, although I may be a bit biased. I lived in Bangkok from 1970-74, and was a classmate of her son Jack in 7th grade. It was so interesting to read about life there from a mom's point of view. Well written (although my Kindle version had lots of typos), and very entertaining. I highly recommend this to anyone who lived in Southeast Asia in the 60s and 70s.
The kindle edition seriously needs to be proofed and cleaned up for an easier read.
great book, brings back many memories of those days there for me too!....
I got to read this book early because I designed it. That is my business. I rarely comment on any of the many books I design, but I was especially taken with this particular book. I felt the need to speak up because of the many unhappy feelings which I have had about Viet Nam all these years. I lost many friends there.
Marjorie Doughty's personal account of her and her family's Vietnam War experiences brings to life a close and personal perspective of the conflict that changed America forever. Through her accounts and observations, Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon reads like a fast-paced action-packed movie. Doughty, combines poignant moments and hilarios incidents in such a way that her audience can taste, feel and smell the sounds of Vietnam during that graphic moment of history. This book is a Must Read item for those wanting to learn more about that era through a civilian prespective.
What wonderful book, written with humor, insight and wonderful descriptions of life in Vietnam. My eyes have been opened to a new culture. It is so easy to forget that the people of Vietnam - before and after the Vietnam War - are just that...people. And this book brings a new awareness to life on the continent of Southeast Asia. I highly recommend this book, for its easy reading style and very entertaining discriptions.