Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam Orphan Became an American Boy

This is an unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war. Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian — a mixed-race child — with little future in Vietnam. Experience Long’s struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of “Operation Babylift” during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as “Matt,” part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, join Long as a young doctor when he journeys back to Vietnam to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. This compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.