Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Book: Vietnam, Rising Dragon

Required reading for any curious traveler to Vietnam, Bill Hayton's Vietnam, Rising Dragon takes the reader through the culture and history, as well as complex politics and burgeoning economy ofo this changing nation. A BBC journalist, author Hayton is an expert craftsman who weaves anecdotes from everyday life into a larger narrative of where Vietnam has been, what social and economic changes mean, and what's next for this magnetic, engaging country.

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