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The Resource Finding the Dragon Lady : the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu, Monique Brinson Demery

Finding the Dragon Lady : the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu, Monique Brinson Demery

Label
Finding the Dragon Lady : the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
Title
Finding the Dragon Lady
Title remainder
the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
Statement of responsibility
Monique Brinson Demery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Monique Demery set out to find the infamous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, the former First Lady of South Vietnam had been in exile for over forty years, and had lived in near seclusion for the last thirty of them. Entire books have been written about the consequences of that November coup: sorting out America's role and what effect it had on the coming war, but for the most part, historians were flummoxed by the Dragon Lady. Her hourglass figure filled and splash of color enlightened what were otherwise murky beginnings to a dismal war. And she gave Americans something to rally around, even if it was only to cheer against her. But little was heard from the woman herself. The last New York Times reporter who tried to get access to Madame Nhu in 1987 was turned away at the door and told she charged for interviews--one thousand dollars a pop. But somehow, through a mixture of patience, cunning, and a bit of luck, Demery managed to strike up a years-long relationship with the Dragon Lady and ultimately was entrusted with her diary and autobiography. This book is the story of that improbable connection and a deeper look at the woman who was feared and despised by so much of the world"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demery, Monique Brinson
Dewey number
  • 959.7/7043092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS556.93.T676
LC item number
D46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trần, Lệ Xuân
  • Politicians' spouses
  • Vietnam (Republic)
Label
Finding the Dragon Lady : the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu, Monique Brinson Demery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris, 2005 -- Forgotten graves -- A distinguished family -- Portrait of a young lady -- Long-distance phone call -- The crossing -- A mountain retreat -- The miracle man of Southeast Asia -- A first lady in independence palace -- Tiger skins -- Young Turks and old hacks -- Burning monks -- Too beautiful to ignore -- Closed doors -- Coup d'etat -- In exile
Control code
1514032
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 258 pages, 8 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610392815
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013021155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1514032
  • (Sirsi) 1514032
  • (OCoLC)845085791
Label
Finding the Dragon Lady : the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu, Monique Brinson Demery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris, 2005 -- Forgotten graves -- A distinguished family -- Portrait of a young lady -- Long-distance phone call -- The crossing -- A mountain retreat -- The miracle man of Southeast Asia -- A first lady in independence palace -- Tiger skins -- Young Turks and old hacks -- Burning monks -- Too beautiful to ignore -- Closed doors -- Coup d'etat -- In exile
Control code
1514032
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 258 pages, 8 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610392815
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013021155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1514032
  • (Sirsi) 1514032
  • (OCoLC)845085791

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