New Books

Quang X. Phaïm’s A sense of duty: My father, my American journey tells the story of the author’s experiences coming to the United States in 1975 as a refugee at the age of ten with his mother and sisters, his life in Southern California and term of duty as a marine aviator during the Gulf War. His father, a South Vietnamese fighter pilot, remained in a Vietnamese reeducation camp until he was able to join his family in the early 1990s. This book is a tribute to his now deceased father and his own personal story of coming to grips with his refugee background, the military, and war. Sense of duty is published by Ballantine Books,

Surviving twice: Amerasian children of the Vietnam War, by Trin Yarborough focuses on the true-life stories of five Amerasians from Vietnam who came to the United State under the Amerasian Homecoming Act. Approxi- mately 100,000 Amerasians were fathered by U.S. troops in Vietnam during the War, and 30,000 immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers during 1988-1994. Subject to poverty and discrimination in Vietnam and ignored by the American government until the late 1980s, these young people have struggled to survive in their adopted land. Surviving twice is published by Potomac Books, http://www.potomacbooksinc. com/Books/SubjectDetail.aspx?id=15.