New Review of Last of the Annamese

Another review of my novel, Last of the Annamese, was just published, this one in the October edition of Baltimore Style. You can read it at

So many reviewers and readers have remarked on my anguished memories of the fall of Saigon. I’m sure readers of this blog have seen plenty of evidence of my feelings. As I do my presentation on the fall of Saigon, I invariably choke up when I talk about the bravery of Bob and Gary who stayed with me to the end. My eyes get moist when I describe the South Vietnamese officer who killed his family and himself rather than surrender to the North Vietnamese. And I have to wipe away tears when I describe the 2700 South Vietnamese soldiers who worked with my organization and were all killed or captured when the North Vietnamese conquered South Vietnam.

By the end of this month, I’ll have done that presentation more than fifty times. Some grieving never fades.

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