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by Jackie Bong Wright

Author: Jackie Bong Wright
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Capital Books (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.2
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Jackie Bong-Wright knows what it is like to have your world turned upside down. As she is described on the book cover, Jackie went from being a Vietnamese war widow to an American activist

Jackie Bong-Wright knows what it is like to have your world turned upside down. And it happened to her more than once. Jackie writes that she felt impelled to write her life story after an incident in 1995 when she and her husband Lacy Wright, a diplomat in the . embassy in Brazil, hosted a luncheon for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. She recognized that history that remains untold is history that is not known. As she is described on the book cover, Jackie went from being a Vietnamese war widow to an American activist. There was more than one period of utter despair during the transition.

Autumn Cloud" follows Ms. Wright as she moves from girlhood on a Cambodian rubber plantation to school in Paris, marries a leading political dissident who is later murdered, escapes to America in 1975 with her children, and makes a new life here with a new American husband.

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Book Condition: very good, very good. Jackie Bong Wright is chairperson of Wright International, Inc. After she immigrated to America, she helped found the Indochinese Refugees Social Services, Inc. and continues to be active in Vietnamese refugee issues today. She is married to career diplomat Lacey Wright and lives in the Washington, .

There are life-lessons in this book that we should all take to heart.

book by Jackie Bong Wright. There are life-lessons in this book that we should all take to heart. Autumn cloud awaked my memories. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago.

While the Vietnam War is deeply ingrained in a generation of Americans, its history is often one-sided - flavored with . Born at the beginning of World War II, Jackie Bong Wright stands at the center of the modern Indochinese drama.

While the Vietnam War is deeply ingrained in a generation of Americans, its history is often one-sided - flavored with blame, corrupt generals and politicians, drugs, and the Viet Cong. What is rarely heard is the compelling story of ordinary people who struggled amidst chaos and upheaval. Autumn Cloud" is that story.

Wright, Jackie Bong (2002). Autumn Cloud: From Vietnamese War Widow to American Activist.

In the war-torn year 1940, as Germany, Italy, and Japan stepped up their efforts to conquer Europe and South Asia, I announced my arrival on the far eastern side of planet Earth noisily, with loud cries.

by Jackie Bong Wright. In the war-torn year 1940, as Germany, Italy, and Japan stepped up their efforts to conquer Europe and South Asia, I announced my arrival on the far eastern side of planet Earth noisily, with loud cries.

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The Vietnam War began in the decade before, but the conflict, and especially .  . American troops came to the remote hamlet and killed hundreds of unarmed civilians

The Vietnam War began in the decade before, but the conflict, and especially . involvement, escalated in the 1960s. For the first time, Americans witnessed the horrors of war, played out on television screens in their living rooms. The book detailed the frustration of women who were expected to rely on their husbands and children for their happiness. American troops came to the remote hamlet and killed hundreds of unarmed civilians. The incident, one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, further increased opposition to .

Autumn Cloud is the story of Jackie Bong Wright’s family from the French colonial period, through the Vietnam War, to the present. Born in 1940, at the beginning of World War II, Ms. Wright stands at the center of the modern Indochinese drama, which started in the last century, and has yet to be fully played out. While the Vietnam War is deeply ingrained in a generation of Americans, its history for us is often one-sided - flavored with blame, corrupt generals and politicians, drugs, the Viet Cong and Saigon bar girls. In telling her family’s story, she is also telling the story of countless Vietnamese families, ordinary people who struggled to make a success of their lives amidst chaos and upheaval. Ms. Wright moves from a girlhood on a Cambodian rubber plantation to school in Paris, marries a leading political dissident who is later murdered, escapes to America in 1975 with her children, and makes a new life, with a new American husband.