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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
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2014
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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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translated from the Vietnamese
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Subject Nhã Ca, 1939-
Tet Offensive, 1968.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Huế.
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Translation of: Nhã Ca, 1939- Giải khăn sô cho Hué̂
Dror, Olga, translator, writer of introduction
ISBN 0253014328 (electronic bk.)
9780253014320 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Giải khăn sô cho Huế. English