Honorable Exit

Author(s): Thurston Clarke
In 1973, the Vietnam War ended in a cease-fire and a U.S. withdrawal that included promises by Nixon to assist the South in the event of invasion by the North. But in early 1975, when North Vietnamese forces began to attack, Congress refused to aid. By April 5, the South was on the brink of defeat, spelling execution or years in a concentration camp for untold numbers of South Vietnamese. Clarke covers the race against time and a corrective to the historical record. Scores of Americans--diplomats, soldiers, missionaries, contractors and spies--risked their lives to help 130,000 South Vietnamese to U.S. bases in Guam and the Philippines.
Format: Book
Call Number: 959.7043 Cla