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ISBN: 0345256220
Author: Tiziano Terzani
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 12, 1977)
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The role of the ailing, retired Terzani, now living in.

Tiziano Terzani, Florence, Italy.

Tiziano Terzani’s most popular book is A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the.

Giai Phong: Fall and Liberation of Saigon.

Distinguished Italian journalist who mourned the corruption of Asia by the materialistic west. He was one of those rare reporters to stay on after the liberation of Saigon, and in his book Giai Phong!

Distinguished Italian journalist who mourned the corruption of Asia by the materialistic west. But he soon understood that communism had no answers, whether in Vietnam, Cambodia or China.

Terzani, Tiziano 1938-2004 Verfasser (DE-588)118184539. Download DOC book format. Publication, Distribution, et. London. Angus & Robertson (c)1976.

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Terzani changed his mind. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. The book is very interesting because it shows how really and sincerely vietcong fought against occupation.

ALSO BY TIZIANO TERZANI Giai Phong!: The Fall and Liberation of Saigon. 1976) Behind the Forbidden Door: Travels in-Hidden-China (1985) Goodnight, Mister Lenin: A Journey Through the End. Also by tiziano terzani. Giai Phong!: The Fall and Liberation of Saigon.

Flag as Inappropriate. Books published in English. Giai Phong! The Fall and Liberation of Saigon (Giai Phong! La liberazione di Saigon, 1976, reprinted also in Thailand in 1997 as Saigon 1975: Three Days and Three Months)

Flag as Inappropriate. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Excessive Violence Sexual Content Political, Social. 1938-09-14)September 14, 1938 Florence, Italy. Giai Phong! The Fall and Liberation of Saigon (Giai Phong! La liberazione di Saigon, 1976, reprinted also in Thailand in 1997 as Saigon 1975: Three Days and Three Months). Behind The Forbidden Door: Travels in Unknown China (La porta proibita, 1985).

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Kahavor
It is always delightful to read Tiziano Terzani!
romrom
Written by what has to have been a European Communist, this English translation gives us a view of those days after the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. It is amazing the access this author was given to Vietnamese communist leaders until he, along with all other foreigners, was expelled not long after the fall. For those of us who served in the US military in that era, it is a fascinating read. His repeated use of the word "puppets" to describe South Vietnamese leaders provides enough indication of his bias and sympathies to know we're not getting any kind of balanced reporting, of course.

Very hard times fell upon the Vietnamese in the south as the occupation solidified. North Vietnamese communist soldiers were quartered in every neighborhood by residents of Saigon who "volunteered" the use of their yards and porches. As agriculture was socialized in the country-side, production plummeted to levels of near starvation.

It is revealing that this sympathizer-author reported some surprising tales of incidents like book burnings that showed the excessive zeal to rid the country of foreign influence. It would take a couple decades for Vietnam to start to emerge from the fanaticism imposed by the conquerors from the North.
Saberdragon
A very good and interesting read from a perspective not always seen, inundated as we are with the accounts of Americans in Vietnam. This Italian journalist provides a well researched view on life in Vietnam around the time that the Americans finally left, thereby also explaining much of the Vietnam conflict itself. The only negative thing is that it seems to be written in somewhat of a haste, but then again it is mainly a journalistic account and is not intended to be fine literature.

Highly recommended.
Uriel
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anyone who has read as many American accounts of the Vietnam War as I have will not be fussed by an obvious bias, and I doubt that he told any lies.

The Guardian had a long obituary of him when he died in 2004. It is not hard to find - just google Tiziano Terzani, there are many entries as he was a well esteemed journalist. About Vietnam the Guardian had this to say -

"When Terzani first went to Asia, he was already a man disillusioned with the capitalist west, and for a time he saw the antidote in Asian communism. He was one of those rare reporters to stay on after the liberation of Saigon, and in his book Giai Phong! (1976) he painted a picture of its transformation from a corrupt, brothel-studded town into what seemed like an orderly and industrious city, and wrote approvingly of re-education. But he soon understood that communism had no answers, whether in Vietnam, Cambodia or China."

So let us not vilify Terzani about Vietnam - American Presidents were the experts in lying about Vietnam.

This is a well written book, with a delightful literary style. But is also sad, in that the promise that liberation was supposed to bring, was not realised. Terzani was not a naive man, but I think he desperately wanted to see the best for Vietnam after all those years of war, and this perhaps coloured his perception.

When I was reading his story of what happened in the months after the fall of Saigon, I already knew that the new government did not turn out to be as altruistic as he painted them. But this did not detract from the book, as he was describing a possible outcome from which all conquerors could learn, remembering that this was a civil war, as it had been before the Americans intervened.

I saw this book in my local opportunity shop for a few weeks before I bought it. I guess no one else was ever going to buy it. And what a find it was.

Absolutely well worth reading.
Gavinranadar
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anyone who has read as many American accounts of the Vietnam War as I have will not be fussed by an obvious bias, and I doubt that he told any lies.

The Guardian had a long obituary of him when he died in 2004. It is not hard to find - just google Tiziano Terzani, there are many entries as he was a well esteemed journalist. About Vietnam the Guardian had this to say -

"When Terzani first went to Asia, he was already a man disillusioned with the capitalist west, and for a time he saw the antidote in Asian communism. He was one of those rare reporters to stay on after the liberation of Saigon, and in his book Giai Phong! (1976) he painted a picture of its transformation from a corrupt, brothel-studded town into what seemed like an orderly and industrious city, and wrote approvingly of re-education. But he soon understood that communism had no answers, whether in Vietnam, Cambodia or China."

So let us not vilify Terzani about Vietnam - American Presidents were the experts in lying about Vietnam.

This is a well written book, with a delightful literary style. But is also sad, in that the promise that liberation was supposed to bring, was not realised. Terzani was not a naive man, but I think he desperately wanted to see the best for Vietnam after all those years of war, and this perhaps coloured his perception.

When I was reading his story of what happened in the months after the fall of Saigon, I already knew that the new government did not turn out to be as altruistic as he painted them. But this did not detract from the book, as he was describing a possible outcome from which all conquerors could learn, remembering that this was a civil war, as it had been before the Americans intervened.

I saw this book in my local opportunity shop for a few weeks before I bought it. I guess no one else was ever going to buy it. And what a find it was.

Absolutely well worth reading