Ho Chi Minh/ Depiction of the past I

SHEEHAN, Neil. (1992) TWO CITIES: Hanoi and Saigon. Great Britain: Jonathan Cape.
SHEEHAN, Neil. (1992) TWO CITIES: Hanoi and Saigon. Great Britain: Jonathan Cape.

Sheehan, an American working for New York Times at the time of composing this book, had been to Vietnam before for his military services during the Vietnam War. He was the new generation during the Cold War, believing in what his mother country was doing in the Asian country. In fact, the entire population believed in the American ideology and supported the action of the government. After the end of the war, Sheehan revisited Vietnam. The book records his journey form North to South, his reveal on the war and its impact, the influence of the new government’s policy, which provides a more comprehensive understanding on the history. Although with a background of growing up in a capitalist country, his review doesn’t lay towards the stand of USA. Criticism towards the presidents and their governments is often mentioned during his recall after all those years.

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