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Last Night I Dreamed of Peace - The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram

Dang Thuy Tram

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At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked. Written between 1968 and 1970, her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends, the horrors of war, her yearning for her high school sweetheart, and her struggle to prove her loyalty to her country. At times raw, at times lyrical and youthfully sentimental, her voice transcends cultures to speak of her dignity and compassion and of her challenges in the face of the war's ceaseless fury. The American officer who discovered the diary soon after Dr. Tram's death was under standing orders to destroy all documents without military value. As he was about to toss it into the flames, his Vietnamese translator said to him, "Don't burn this one. . . . It has fire in it already." Against regulations, the officer preserved the diary and kept it for thirty-five years. In the spring of 2005, a copy made its way to Dr. Tram's elderly mother in Hanoi. The diary was soon published in Vietnam, causing a national sensation. Never before had there been such a vivid and personal account of the long ordeal that had consumed the nation's previous generations. Translated by Andrew X. Pham and with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Frances FitzGerald, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is an extraordinary document that narrates one woman's personal and political struggles. Above all, it is a story of hope in the most dire of circumstances-told from the perspective of our historic enemy but universal in its power to celebrate and mourn the fragility of human life. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kim Mai Guest

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

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04:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:29