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The Resource The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Duong Van Mai Elliott

The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Duong Van Mai Elliott

Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family
Title
The sacred willow
Title remainder
four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family
Statement of responsibility
Duong Van Mai Elliott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow, an extraordinary narrative woven from the lives of four generations of her family, illuminates fascinating-and until now unexplored-strands of Vietnamese history. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential mandarin, and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through an era of tumultuous change. She tells us of childhood hours in her grandmother's silk shop-and of hiding while French troops torched her village, watching blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She reveals the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families: her eldest sister left her staunchly anti-communist home to join the Viet Minh, and spent months sleeping with her infant son in jungle camps, fearing air raids by day and tigers by night. And she follows several family members through the last, desperate hours of the fall of Saigon-including one nephew who tried to escape by grabbing the skid of a departing American helicopter.; Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga, but a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their times. At times haunting, at times heartbreaking-it is 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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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Duong Van Mai
Dewey number
959.704
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DS556.8
LC item number
.E44 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elliott, Duong Van Mai
  • Duong family
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Vân Đình (Vietnam)
  • Vietnam
  • Elliott, Duong Van Mai
  • Duong (Famille)
  • Duong family
  • Elliott, Duong Van Mai
  • Elliott, Duong Van Mai
  • Viêt-nam
  • Viêt-nam
  • Vân Đình (Viêt-nam)
  • Viêt-nam
  • HISTORY
  • Families
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Families
  • Autobiografie
  • Genealogie
  • Südvietnam
Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Duong Van Mai Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-480) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
252599177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 506 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195124347
Lccn
98014204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
genealogical table, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252599177
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The sacred willow : four generations in the life of a Vietnamese family, Duong Van Mai Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-480) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
252599177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 506 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195124347
Lccn
98014204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
genealogical table, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252599177
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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