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Ho Chi Minh: A Biography


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1. In search of a future; 2. A missionary of revolution; 3. Under the Sword of Damocles; 4. Father of the nation; 5. The force of circumstance; 6. Epilogue: a man at the interface between two worlds.

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A fascinating biography of the Vietnamese icon Ho Chi Minh.

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Pierre Brocheux is retired Professor of History at Universite de Paris VII. His previous publications include The Mekong Delta. Ecology, Economy and Revolution. 1860-1960 (1995).


'Pierre Brocheux has written an engrossing biography of Ho Chi Minh, based on an impressive range of unused or little-known sources.' Ngo Van, La Quinzaine Litteraire '[Pierre Brocheux's biography] is full of life and humanity, and thoroughly investigates the complexities of the man's life. A rich book, with an index and a timeline which helps the reader to find his way in such a complex life.' Jean-Francois Klein, Outre-Mers. Revue d'Historie 'Written by one of the best specialists of colonial and contemporary Vietnam, this biography of the 'father' of the revolution offers a very 'historical' and objective account, without adding any of the biased and polemical views too often associated with the biographical genre.' Jean-Pierre Gomane, Politique Etrangere 'A noted French scholar of colonial and contemporary Vietnam, Brocheux ... has written a fascinating account of Ho Chi Minh the man ... and 'Uncle Ho' the myth. Culling a number of obscure resources, Brocheux pieces together the enigmatic life of a person who changed identities and personas as he worked toward his cream of an independent and free Vietnam.' Library Journal Review 'This is a lively and informative book on the life of Ho Chi Minh. The early chapters in particular, dealing with Ho's early life, travels and his developing ideology are among the best from the point of view of providing detail on the life of an early 20th century revolutionary. Asian Affairs

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