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Ridding the Devils
by Frank Palmos | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/31/2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by eicuthbertson): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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From the back:

"During the TET offensive in Vietnam in 1968, was correspondent Frank Palmos and four other colleagues were ambushed in Saigon by a squad of Viet Cong. His four colleagues were killed; but by playing dead Palmos survived. These killings of unarmed civilians attracted worldwide publicity.

Twenty years later, the new government of Vietnam invited Palmos back to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, as a conciliatory gesture. Ridding the Devils is his account of the efforts to find survivors of that ambush squad. As the search goes on, Palmos returns to old haunts, talks to veterans of both sides, and relates the story, not only of their horrendous psychological problems, but his own attempts to come to terms with this experience.

Told against the sad plight of modern Vietnam, Ridding the Devil is one of the most important and moving stories of the post-Vietnam War era."

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From the book recycling shelf in Kamppi. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 22, 2010

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This could have been better, I think. I confess to just browsing some parts of the book, as I found the battle descriptions etc. too detailed. What I enjoyed most were the sections dealing with daily life in Vietnam at the time of writing, for example the part where Tran and Thu met and fell in love :)

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Next off to eicuthbertson who picked the book from the East Asian VBB. 


Journal Entry 3 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, September 03, 2010

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Just received in the mail. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, August 10, 2012

8 out of 10

Often very graphic. For someone who was almost grown up in the 60s, this will always be a topic of interest. Yes, it's probably too long and too detailed, but then as the author says this was therapy.

Reserving for the Passport to the World Book Box.  


Journal Entry 5 by eicuthbertson at Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/14/2016 UTC) at Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Removed from the VBB a while ago.

Releasing now at the Hastings Community Centre - this will be on the bookshelf in the hall. 


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