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The life we were given : Operation Babylift, international adoption, and the children of war in Vietnam / Dana Sachs
Bib ID 5037256
Format BookBook
Author
Sachs, Dana
 
Description Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2010 
xix, 258 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780807042410
0807042412
Summary

Describes the history of Operation Babylift, the U.S. government's plan to airlift 3,000 displaced Vietnamese children before the fall of Saigon, and examines the lives of the displaced children after the operation.

Full contents
  • Where they came from
  • All Americans go home now
  • A sea of human need
  • If you are out there, we love you and we are looking for you
  • Lost in the shuffle
  • Standing on two legs
  • Good intentions
  • Mementoes and scars
  • Ships to parents : severe orphan syndrome
  • There was no one to take care of them
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-244) and index.

Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Children.  |  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Refugees.  |  Airlift, Military -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.  |  Children and war -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.  |  Refugee children -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.  |  Orphans -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.  |  Intercountry adoption -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.

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