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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
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ISBN : 1890731080
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Allegro Pr December 18, 1999
Number of Pages : 356 pages
File Size : 871 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon Reviews

  • kathyd
    2019-03-04 05:53

    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.

  • Kate
    2019-03-03 06:56

    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.

  • pammc
    2019-03-15 01:50

    The kindle edition seriously needs to be proofed and cleaned up for an easier read.

  • Marie-colombe Wright
    2019-03-15 03:58

    great book, brings back many memories of those days there for me too!....

  • Michael Payne
    2019-03-01 06:57

    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.

  • Miguel  A. Pérez
    2019-03-22 05:07

    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.

  • Margaret Reynolds
    2019-02-26 05:04

    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.