Autumn Cloud by Jackie Bong Wright
From Vietnam War Widow to American Activist (Capital Life)

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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. Born at the beginning of World War II, Jackie Bong Wright stands at the center of the modern Indochinese drama. "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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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, D.C. area.
Published August 1, 2001 by Capital Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She and her large family, like millions of other southern Vietnamese, were profoundly affected by the wars and civil unrest that buffeted Southeast Asia for most of the next four decades: the Japanese occupation during World War II;

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