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Outline of the Vietnam War

A U-turn on the road to the American dream

For the first time in over two decades, I am no longer a driver. Faced with spiking petrol prices and a prospective bill for much-needed repairs, I finally donated my Toyota Corolla to an organisation that takes care of orphans.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

Always a deep craving

Last month, City University's English department invited American writer Robert Olen Butler to speak in Hong Kong. Butler won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his collection of short stories A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History - Told From All Sides

Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History - Told From All Sides

by Christian G. Appy

Ebury Press, HK$272

Critics skewer comparisons of Iraq and Vietnam wars as glib. But even Vietnam-era US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, who deems the Iraq war unwinnable, has highlighted parallels.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Making a killing on good old guilt

TAPPING the guilt of Americans visiting Vietnam may be reaping a steady stream of dong for politically-savvy retailers. A Hong Kong resident reported being besieged by children selling postcards. A 10-year-old boy - born a decade after the end of the Vietnam War - yelled: 'You help me. Show your sorrow, America.'

20 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

The misfortunes of war

The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh Secker & Warburg $153 AFTER the past decade's glut of American regurgitations of the Vietnam War, your heart may well sink at the prospect of yet another volume about that appalling conflict.

29 Jan 1994 - 12:00am