The Cat from Hué: A Vietnam War Story

Couverture
PublicAffairs, 2002 - 850 pages
27 Avis
John Laurence covered the Vietnam War for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. He lived with a squad of American soldiers in the jungles of War Zone C to produce an unforgettable documentary, The World of Charlie Company, which won every major award for broadcast journalism and also the George Polk memorial award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad".

Despite the professional acclaim, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he brought home and carried long after the war was over. The result is this passionate memoir about what he witnessed there, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of a very idiosyncratic cat who was determined to play his part in the Vietnam revolution. In reconstructing his experiences, Laurence relied not only on his notes and memory and formidable literary skill, but on dozens of hours of film footage shot at the time, giving the book an uncanny power and fidelity to facts. The Cat from Hue is full of bizarre stories of unknown soldiers and famous journalists and generals, of incredible humanity and tenderness and also corruption and cowardice, of the worlds of the American grunt and of the Vietnamese civilian, and of the price of survival and sanity. Along the way, it clarifies the history of that murky war and illuminates the role that journalists played in it. This book will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Ward Just's To What End as one of the best ever written about Vietnam.

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Avis des utilisateurs

5 étoiles
19
4 étoiles
4
3 étoiles
3
2 étoiles
1
1 étoile
0

Review: The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story

Avis d'utilisateur  - Taak - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed Laurence's memoir about the Vietnam War. The writing style is engaging and well-paced throughout. I read this off an on as time permitted over the course of several months. Even ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story

Avis d'utilisateur  - Robert - Goodreads

A very factual depiction of the Viet Nam war that the US government has hidden from the people Consulter l'avis complet

Livres sur des sujets connexes

Références à ce livre

Tous les résultats Google Recherche de Livres »

Références issues de pages Web

Online newshour: The Cat From Hue -- July 11, 2002
Terence Smith talks with former Vietnam War correspondent John Laurence about his new book, "The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story." ...
www.pbs.org/ newshour/ conversation/ july-dec02/ laurence_7-11.html

JSTOR: The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story
The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story. By John Laurence. New York: Public Affairs, 2002. ISBN 1-891620-31-2. Pp. 848. $30.00. This is John "Jack" Laurence's ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0899-3718(200304)67%3A2%3C632%3ATCFHAV%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B

The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story
The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story. By John Laurence. New York: Public Affairs, 2002. 850 pages. $30.00. If you believe that events since the 1975.
www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1G1-91564628.html

Virtual-Doug: The Cat from Hue
Thoughts of a "60 something" recent retiree who lived and taught in Hue, Viet Nam, who now cares for his elderly mother, and who is still trying to figure ...
virtualdoug.typepad.com/ virtualdoug/ 2005/ 03/ the_cat_from_hu.html

The Connection.org : The Cat from Hue
Five years in Vietnam with CBS correspondent John Laurence, and thirty years to put the whole story into words. Laurence's new memoir, The Cat from Hue, ...
www.theconnection.org/ shows/ 2002/ 01/ 20020123_b_main.asp

Apocalypse Then - New York Times
Apocalypse Then. E-MAIL · Print · Single-Page; Save. By STANLEY I. KUTLER. Published: April 21, 2002. THE CAT FROM HUE A Vietnam War Story. ...
query.nytimes.com/ gst/ fullpage.html?res=9f07e6de163cf932a15757c0a9649c8b63

Reporting the 'True War' | Committee of Concerned Journalists
Monday April 14, 2008. About CCJ · Commentary and Research · Tools · Newsroom Development · Membership · Career Resources ...
www.concernedjournalists.org/ reporting-true-war

Booknotes
January 20, 2002 The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story by John Laurence ...... Book image The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story ...
www.booknotes.org/ Transcript/ ?ProgramID=1659

VQR » The Madness of It All': A Rumination on War, Journalism, and ...
... and on for long stretches between 1965 and 1970 and whose memoir The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story was published in 2001 by Public Affairs Press. ...
www.vqronline.org/ articles/ 2002/ winter/ ehrhart-madness/

Columbia Journalism Review: ENDLESS ASSIGNMENT, THE
THE CAT FROM HUE: A VIETNAM WAR STORY BY JOHN LAURENCE PUBLICAFFAIRS 848 PP. $18.00. Chris Hedges, in his book War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_qa3613/ is_200403/ ai_n9348421/ print

À propos de l'auteur (2002)

John Laurence's coverage of the Vietnam War for CBS News received the George Polk memorial award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad." His other experiences as a journalist include covering the Chicago 7 trial in 1969 and the Reagan presidential campaign in 1979-80. Laurence was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. He now lives in England.

Informations bibliographiques