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Read online Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram At the age of twenty four Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front Viet Cong battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province Two years later she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked Written between and her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends the horrors of war her yearning for her high school sweetheart and her struggle to prove her loyalty to her country At times raw at times lyrical and youthfully sentimental her voice transcends cultures to speak of her dignity and compassion and of her challenges in the face of the war s ceaseless fury .

The American officer who discovered the diary soon after Dr Tram s death was under standing orders to destroy all documents without military value As he was about to toss it into the flames his Vietnamese translator said to him Don t burn this one It has fire in it already Against regulations the officer preserved the diary and kept it for thirty five years In the spring of a copy made its way to Dr Tram s elderly mother in Hanoi The diary was soon published in Vietnam causing a national sensation Never before had there been such a vivid and personal account of the long ordeal that had consumed the nation s previous generations .

Translated by Andrew X Pham and with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Frances FitzGerald i Last Night I Dreamed of Peace i is an extraordinary document that narrates one woman s personal and political struggles Above all it is a story of hope in the most dire of circumstances told from the perspective of our historic enemy but universal in its power to celebrate and mourn the fragility of human life .

i From the Hardcover edition i by Đặng Thùy Trâm, Kim Mai Guest, Frances FitzGerald, Andrew X. Pham

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Title:Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
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Category:Memoir, Non fiction, War, Asia, History
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