Surviving Twice: Amerasian Children of the Vietnam War
Surviving Twice is the story of five Vietnamese Amerasians born during the Vietnam War to American soldiers and Vietnamese mothers. Unfortunately, they were not among the few thousand Amerasian children who came to the United States before the war's end and grew up as Americans, speaking English and attending American schools. Instead, this group of Amerasians faced much more formidable obstacles, both in Vietnam and in their new home. Surviving Twice raises significant questions about how mixed-race children born of wars and occupations are treated and the ways in which the shifting laws, policies, social attitudes, and bureaucratic red tape of two nations affect them their entire lives.
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I found this book to be by far the most authentic portrayal of the lives of those people who have lived through the hardships of being "amerasian". Not only does it give an in depth look at the personal lives of some amerasians, but it also helped me to understand what led up to these tragic consequences and how we can help to make a difference.
I regret the other reviewer has never read the book yet gives a hurtful and meaningless review of the author's work based on a television interview. This sort of meaningless cyberstalking is indicative of a personal vendetta and should be removed by google books. It contains hate language and is irrational (and is not even a book review) and I have flagged the "review" as inappropriate.
I have actually had the pleasure of reading the author's book and found it to be fascinating, meaningful, and well researched. I also saw the author's television interview and found that the author presented herself and her information well. The book has great meaning for all Americans and especially for those whose lives were directly touched by the Vietnam war.