Legends of the Promised Land is the passionate memoir recounting the forced immigration of a Vietnamese family to the U.S., following the Vietnam war and the rise of communism in their homeland. In her own words, traditional aphorism, and the voices of her children and husband, the matriarch of the family describes her familyas inspirational realization of the American dream, beginning with her lone arrival in the U.S. as a penniless boat person. Xuan-Lan Nguyen tells how for six generations her hard-working family amassed wealth that was all lost when the Vietnamese Communists arrived in Saigon in 1975. Her husband, a well-known lawyer in Vietnam and a seventeen-year prisoner of the Vietnamese Communists, eventually joined her, becoming a writer and orator now living with his family in America. She says proudly, aWe have three daughters, now three doctors in the medical field in the U.S.aOn top of that, she had to write an extended essay of fourteen pages, for which she received a ... Towards the end of her eleventh grade, she was again invited to attend the National Leadership Forum on Medicine for ten days. In this forumanbsp;...
|Title||:||Legends of the Promised Land|
|Publisher||:||Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency - 2015-03-12|