Hardback On the Ho Chi Minh Trail : the blood road, the women who defended it, the legacy / Sherry Buchanan.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Asia Ink,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781916346307 (hbk.) :
Part travelogue, part history, and part reflective meditation on conflict and reconciliation, Sherry Buchanan's book offers both a personal and historical exploration of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, highlighting the critical role the Trail and the young women soldiers who helped build and defend it played in the Vietnam War. Accompanied by two travelling companions, Buchanan winds her way from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in the south. Driving through the spectacular scenery of Vietnam and Laos, she encounters locations from the Truong Son mountains, the Phong Nha Caves, ancient citadels and Confucian temples to the Khmer Temple of Wat Phu at the western-most point of the Trail in Laos.
280 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 23 cm