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When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: a Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace

By: Hayslip, Le Ly with Jay Wurts

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Plume: 1990

Seller ID: 1595


A memoir of the Vietnam war from a woman's point of view - seen through the eyes of a child who survived the horror. Le Ly Hayslip, the inspiration for the musical "Miss Saigon", tells the story of a young peasant girl's struggle to survive. Pressed into service at the age of 12 by the Vietcong, Le Ly Hayslip was captured and tortured by government forces. She found sanctuary at last with an American soldier and after affairs with several GIs, she fled to America to esca... View more info

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School At a Time

By: Mortenson, Greg; Relin, David Oliver

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): 2007

Seller ID: 717


The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard. Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade... View more info