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Author Nhã Ca, 1939- author.

Title Mourning headband for Hue : an account of the battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968 / Nha Ca ; translated and with an introduction by Olga Dror.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    959.7043 NHA    Available
Description lxv, 305 pages ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nhã Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people are dead. Mourning Headband for Hue tells the story of what happened during the fierce North Vietnamese offensive and is an unvarnished and riveting account of war as experienced by ordinary people caught up in the violence"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Small preface : writing to take responsibility -- First hours -- The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer -- On a boat trip -- Hodge-podge -- A person from Tu Dam comes back and tells his story -- Going back into the hell of the fighting -- Story from the citadel -- Returning to the old house -- A dog in midstream -- Little child of Hue, little child of Vietnam, I wish you luck.
Subject Nhã Ca, 1939-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Huế.
Tet Offensive, 1968.
Added Author Dror, Olga, translator, writer of introduction.
Translation of: Nhã Ca, 1939- Giải khăn sô cho Huế.
Added Title Giải khăn sô cho Huế. English
ISBN 9780253014177 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253014174 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253021649 (paperback)
0253021642 (paperback)
9780253014320 (ebook)

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