A Vietnamese Doctor's Unforgettable Diary

April 5, 2015

Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University

In 1969, Frederic Whitehurst was a military intelligence officer burning documents in Vietnam. Then he stumbled on the remarkable diary of North Vietnamese Dr. Dang Thuy Tram. Defying orders, he saved her diary, which later became one of the bestselling books in Vietnamese history.



A Cambodian immigrant to the United States, Bun Yom, has just published his memoir about surviving the Killing Fields in the 1970s. He was, for three years as a teenager, a slave of the Khmer Rouge. He escaped and became a leading soldier of the Cambodian Freedom Army. The title of his book is Tomorrow I'm Dead, and it has just been published by iUniverse, a subsidiary of Random House.