Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Viet Nam at Peace is the monumental chronicle of a country struggling to emerge from the apocalyptic destruction of war--a destruction so seismic that many thought (vainly) that it would end all contemporary imperial aggression. Phillip Jones Griffiths has visited Vietnam 25 times since the end of the war. The first Westerner to travel by road from Hanol to Ho Chi Minh City after the war, and later the Ho Chi Minh trail, he has amassed an unparalleled photographic record of the country's post-war transformation. Featuring 300 black and white images. Viet Nam at Peace chronicles not only the country's shattered terrain, but also the destruction of its citizens' culture, minds, hearts, and hopes. Limbless heroes, Amerasian children, and boat people are shown here alongside horrific attempts by the Vietnamese to curb the hydra of today's increasing consumerist excesses. From the first days of terrible hardships, as joys of victory were quickly tempered by the reality of the extent of the destruction, to today's re-emergence of social problems like prostitution and drug addiction, Griffiths paints a comprehensive and complex portrait of a society forever marked by the brutality of war. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Viet Nam At Peace is the monumental chronicle of a country struggling to emerge from the apocalyptic destruction of war, a destruction so seismic that it was thought vainly by many to be the end of all contemporary imperial aggression. It is Tolstoyan in its reach and emotional responses. Philip Jones Griffiths, the author of Vietnam Inc. and Agent Orange: Collateral Damage in Viet Nam, has visited Viet Nam 25 times since the end of the war. The first Westerner to travel by road from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City after the war, and later the Ho Chi Minh trail, he has amassed an unparalleled photographic record of the post-war transformation of the country. From the first days of terrible hardships, as the joys of victory were quickly tempered by the reality of the extent of the destruction wreaked by the war, and the crippling effects of the US embargo, he has recorded an uncomfortably comprehensive view of the aftermath of war. This is not simply a record of shattered landscapes; it is also a record of the shattered hearts and minds, culture and hopes. He has witnessed the limbless heroes, the Amerasian children, the boat people, and the re-emergence of the social problems of prostitution and drug addiction as the country embraces consumerism. Equally, here are recognised the horrified attempts by the Vietnamese themselves to curb the hydra of its worst excesses.
Über den Autor: Born in the Welsh town of Rhuddlan in 1936, Philip Jones Griffiths studied pharmacy in Liverpool and practiced in London, while photographing part-time for the Manchester Guardian. In 1961, he became a full-time freelancer for the London Observer. Griffiths covered the Algerian War in 1962, and then was based in Central Africa before moving to Asia. He photographed the Viet Nam War beginning in 1966, publishing Vietnam, Inc. in 1971. Time Magazine called Vietnam, Inc. 'the best work of photo-reportage of war ever published' and The New Statesman added, 'Of all the hundreds of books about [the War,] this is the truest, the most important, the most upsetting'.
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Buchbeschreibung Trolley, London. 2005., 2005. Landscape 4to, 305pp, illustrated with black and white photos. A near fine hardback copy in like dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 92982
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97819045633890000000
Buchbeschreibung Lindon, Trolley, 2005. Gebunden. gebundene Ausgbe im grossen Querformat mit Schutzumschlag (hier: 34 x 25 cm), sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit zahlreichen Schwarzweiss-Fotografien und Vorwort von John Pilger - hardcover copy with a great number of black & white photographies by P. J. GRIFFITHS 305 Seiten / pages Englisch 1g. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 121111
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