* ""Karen Turner and Phan Thanh Hao have brought scholarship and compassion to a long-neglected aspect of the Vietnam War--the contributions of Vietnamese women to the independence struggle of their nation and the terrible price they paid for their courage and patriotism.""--Neil Sheehan, author of A Bright Shining Lie
""This book is a genuine eye-opener. Through graphic interviews and groundbreaking archival research, Karen Turner has given us a book that will change our understandings of the Vietnam War--and of Vietnam today. I found it enthralling.""--Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After
""A first-rate book that will add substantially to our understanding of the human tragedy associated with one of the most bloody conflicts in recent history.""--Robert Brigham, Vassar College
From the Publisher
A searing oral history probes the experiences and cultural legacies of Vietnamese women in the war. Through oral history, private letters and diaries, and poetry, Karen Turner explores the crucial role North Vietnamese women played as valiant soldiers, the personal sacrifice and loss they suffered, and the enduring political and social influences their war roles have come to exert on their own lives and the lives of their daughters.