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Notes on Vietnamese Names and Language 11
Preface 15
Acknowledgment 17
Foreward 19
Part I: The Vietnam War's Aftermath 21
      Chapter 1: The Fall of South Vietnam 23
      Chapter 2: Double Bind 49
      Chapter 3: Life Under the Communists 63
      Chapter 4: Re-education & Rehabilitation Camps 85
Part II: The Making of War Correspondants 115
      Chapter 5: Pathway to a Profession 117
      Chapter 6: Stepping into the Fire 135
      Chapter 7: Growing Up Self-Reliant 155
      Chapter 8: The Press in Wartime 175
Part III: Career and Calling 187
      Chapter 9: On the Battlefront 189
      Chapter 10: Fields of Blood 221
      Chapter 11: Love, War, and Reportage 245
Part IV: The Fugitive and the Captive 265
      Chapter 12: The Long Giao Incident 267
      Chapter 13: On the Run 279
      Chapter 14: Taken into Custody 301
Part V: Evasion on Land, Escape by Sea 317
      Chapter 15: In the Hands of God and Good Friends 319
      Chapter 16: Gambling with Destiny 341
      Chapter 17: Adversity at Sea 359
Part VI: The Shores of Hell 377
      Chapter 18: Ruthless Rescue 379
      Chapter 19: Days of Hell 409
      Chapter 20: On The Threshold of Life 437
      Chapter 21: Vows, Dreams, and Closure 453
Afterword 465
Activism Recognitions 468
One Man Against Pirates 472
ABC News' "20/20" Mission of Mercy 478
Index 486