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Flight from Hanoi: Into the Terror of the Ho Chi Minh Trail Richard S Greeley

Flight from Hanoi: Into the Terror of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Richard S Greeley

Published April 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781625162540
Paperback
278 pages
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The Vietnam War brings together two most unlikely lovers. Mai Tanh is an intelligent North Vietnamese girl who flees from Hanoi with her family to escape the vicious persecution of Ho Chi Minh. Roger Malcolm is a brilliant civilian engineer sent byMoreThe Vietnam War brings together two most unlikely lovers. Mai Tanh is an intelligent North Vietnamese girl who flees from Hanoi with her family to escape the vicious persecution of Ho Chi Minh. Roger Malcolm is a brilliant civilian engineer sent by Secretary of Defense McNamara to an American base in Thailand, where Mai Tanh has become a maid in the officers quarters. They soon fall in love, but Roger is hurt in the battle for Khe Sanh, and again during the Tet Offensive in Saigon. Mai Tanh is captured by the North Vietnamese Army and put to work clearing mines from the Trail. Can their love find a way? Flight from Hanoi: Into the Terror of the Ho Chi Minh Trail is an unusual and disturbing love story that covers new ground in fiction. Richard S. Greeley has Ph.D. degrees in physical chemistry and nuclear engineering. He served in the Korean War as chief engineering officer aboard the destroyer USS Van Valkenburgh, DD-656. His activities at the Mitre Corporation included witnessing the U.S. thermonuclear weapons tests in 1962 and assisting in the operations of the McNamara Wall, a system of high-tech sensors deployed from a base in Thailand during the Vietnam War in 1967. He shifted to non-military work in 1968, and has since has been actively involved in alternative energy projects including solar, wind, and tidal to solve the problem of global warming. He has published books of fiction and nonfiction on these experiences. Publishers website: http: //sbpra.com/RichardSGreeley