A Dragon's Tale

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Vietnam, 1968. A Vietnamese girl-a dragon-and her family are caught in the throes of violence, taking shelter in their dilapidated dwelling. The thick threat of attack hangs in the air like a heavy fog as bombs sound and machine guns whir throughout the city. As long as the family is together, all will be fine.

Dublin, California, 2006. A Vietnamese-American woman-a dragon-reflects on her present circumstances, worlds away from those humble roots, now taking cover not from the ...

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Overview

Vietnam, 1968. A Vietnamese girl-a dragon-and her family are caught in the throes of violence, taking shelter in their dilapidated dwelling. The thick threat of attack hangs in the air like a heavy fog as bombs sound and machine guns whir throughout the city. As long as the family is together, all will be fine.

Dublin, California, 2006. A Vietnamese-American woman-a dragon-reflects on her present circumstances, worlds away from those humble roots, now taking cover not from the indiscriminate cruelty of war but from the discriminate barbarity of man. As buds bloom and flowers blossom in a spectacular show of rebirth, spring dawns in her heart and delivers the promise of life. As long as she has her family, all will be fine.

A Dragon's Tale, by Long Lee, is a rich tapestry, narrating a life's history wound with personal reflection. Marred by the ravages of war and the scars of personal battles, Lee's is a story of survival and the resiliency of the human spirit. From the rice fields of Vietnam to a cell on America's shores, one woman loses everything yet discovers she has gained it all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606968925
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Long Lee and her ex-Marine husband were convicted of selling ove

    Long Lee and her ex-Marine husband were convicted of selling over 200
    visas over 8 years. She writes that she was helping the impoverished to
    the American dream, but in reality she was charging tens of thousands of
    dollars to poor people to illegally immigrate. The Justice Department
    states: "In addition to their prison terms (5+ years), Lee and
    Johnson admitted their visa selling and were ordered to forfeit $750,000
    in seized cash and properties purchased with ill-gotten gains. Lee and
    Johnson amassed $350,000 in cash and acquired a season home in Port
    Orford, Oregon and a vacation home in Bailey, Colorado." I read
    this book in part to find why she and her husband would betray their
    country, dishonor the Marine Corps and the State Department. Instead,
    Long Lee shows absolutely no remorse for her crimes, merely self-pity
    for the punishment. How pathetic. I'm sorry that she profited from my
    buying the book.

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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    This book absorbs you and definitely makes one appreciate the freedom of life and the importance of total dependence on God when the chips are down.

    A Dragon's Tale gave me a clear picture of what life was like for a young girl living every day with violence all around her in Vietnam. Poverty and cruelty of war were the order of the day and yet she was able to rise above all of this. This book made me appreciate the goodness of God to me and my family. What I appreciated the most about Long was that she soon realised that her survival depended only on God and she surrendered her life totally to Him. This book should be made available to young people especially, so that they can fully understand and appreciate what a great life they enjoy living in the United States and to understand that a life totally commmitted to Christ can reap dividends. It is obvious that Long Lee is a gifted writer and I look forward to many more of her writings.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    This book will stretch you to be a better person in all areas of your life!

    While reading Long Lee's story I could feel myself growing spiritually. It caused me to reevaluate my life more than anything I have ever encountered. Long's life story combined with her writing style really moved me beyond myself and caused me to take a personal and painful inventory of myself and what is truly important in life. When trouble comes my way, I reflect back on what this author has been through and it makes my little problems much easier to face. It has also enlightened me on no matter what side of this planet you are born on, we all have the same basic needs. If everyone could profit spiritually from their pain the way that Long Lee has, this world would be a much better place. My opinion on War; past and present has changed drastically. I can no longer listen to the news and have a passive attitude about what I hear on the subject of war! I am truly enlightened in all areas of my life as a result of reading what I consider to be one of the best books I have ever read. I so look forward to another book written by this author. I would love to read more on Long Lee, but what I would really like to see from her is a book or two on personal reflection and self help. She really knows how to put life into perspective.

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

    An inspiring, absorbing read that I could not put down until I was finished.

    "A Dragon's Tale" provides eloquent insight into the lives of people coping, loving and living amidst global tragedies. Long Lee has written a meaningful book filled with heartfelt touching moments while the humorous ironies of life are lovingly present. I was instantly transported to an ancient land and culture which most of us will never have the privilege of knowing. A Dragon's Tale is real. It is human. It is goodness. For without Long Lee's sharing of this important narrative with humanity, how could we ever know? Long Lee allows us an entree into a world of understanding and easing of pain from her humble beginnings to mountaintops and back again. Significant moments in a life destined to avail itself of much, much more. Long Lee is a gifted writer and I look forward to reading her next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2009

    A long jounrney of the soul

    Long let's you into her life during the best and the worst of times. Her journey is one to learn from and take inspirtation. Long Lee is to be congratulated for her fight to gain self knowledge and her ability to impart a difficult story. I hope all of her readers will take away Long Lee's gift of an inspiring heart.

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