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Author Riordan, John P., author.

Title They are all my family : a daring rescue in the chaos of Saigon's fall / John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    959.7043 RIO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description vii, 238 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents April 3, Saigon : the call -- The ides of March, 1975 -- April 3, disaster preparedness -- April 3, money on fire -- April 4, leaving Saigon -- April 5-12, Hong Kong -- April 14, Saigon briefings -- April 17th, dinner in Hong Kong -- April 18th, return to Saigon -- April 19-20, weekend in Saigon -- April 21, breaking curfew, Saigon -- April 22, day one -- April 23-24, day two and three -- April 25th, day four -- April 26th, flying out -- The end of April.
Summary "In the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War in April 1975, as Americans fled and their Vietnamese allies and employees prepared for the worst, John Riordan, the assistant manager of Citibank's Saigon branch, succeeded in rescuing 105 Vietnamese. They were his 33 Vietnamese staff members and their families. Unable to secure exit papers for the employees, Citibank ordered Riordan to leave the country alone. Safe in Hong Kong, Riordan could not imagine leaving behind his employees and defied instructions from his superiors not to return to Saigon. But once he did make it back on the last commercial flight, his actions were daring and ingenious. Decades later, Riordan has located the Vietnamese and reconnected with them, sharing accounts of those frantic days and the derring-do it took to get them out to safety"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- History.
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) -- History.
Added Author Demery, Monique Brinson, 1976- author.
ISBN 9781610395038 (hardcover)
1610395034 (hardcover)
9781610395045 (e-book)
1610395042 (e-book)

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