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Thoi Nguyen

The Making of a Believer : From the Rice Paddies of Viet Nam to the Cornfields of Iowa

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ISBN: 1413759793
Издательство: PublishAmerica
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 290
Book Description Thoi Nguyen was the forgotten son in a large Buddhist family. Raised under Buddhist ideals by his grandparents during the French War, he later embraced Christianity as the United States became involved in the conflict in Viet Nam. He obtained a university degree in agronomy and soon became one of South Vietnam's most influential and well-respected leaders in the field. With the onset of the Viet Nam War, Thoi finds himself caught in the midst of the Tet Offensive with the woman he hopesto marry. After beginning a family together, Thoi and his new wife face the difficult decision of leaving their families and homeland. They embark on a daring escape through the jungle with their two young children for the chance of a new future in the United States. The Making of a Believer portrays how a family's love, hope, faith and a series of miracles guide them through an unforgettable journey across Viet Nam and the waters of the South China Sea.