Sunday, September 22, 2013

Finding the Dragon Lady

An intriguing and insightful work on the legend (and the truth) of South Vietnam's Madame Nhu. Before reading this novel I had virtually no idea who she was, where she was from, or why she was important. But after reading this I can say I've learned a great deal and am amazed I hadn't come across this stunning woman earlier!

Monique Brinson Demery does a masterful job of weaving the mysterious Madame Nhu's life together and manages to create a rich tapestry of mystery and intrigue. This novel also explains a great deal on how the Vietnam War began which is an added bonus.

Overall, a truly intelligent and well rounded historical read, great for history buffs and casual reader's alike.

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