For the Love of Vietnam: A war, a family, a CIA official, and the best evacuation story never heard

For the Love of Vietnam: A war, a family, a CIA official, and the best evacuation story never heard

by Kat Fitzpatrick
For the Love of Vietnam: A war, a family, a CIA official, and the best evacuation story never heard

For the Love of Vietnam: A war, a family, a CIA official, and the best evacuation story never heard

by Kat Fitzpatrick

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Overview

What happens when a corrupt cease-fire goes wrong? Crack open this quick-paced narrative to find out.

In 1974, CIA operative James E. Welch had been in Saigon for nearly two years when his wife, seven kids, and one black poodle were cleared to join him. The happy family reunion soon devolved into days filled with tension, then with terror, as the North Vietnam Army stepped up its military operations. Soon it was clear that Saigon was in the cross-hairs and the family fled the scene. Would Mr. Welch soon follow? How could he when the safety of over 1000 people fell squarely on his shoulders?

In this page-turner, Kat Fitzpatrick weaves her father's daring evacuation with the history of the war and her family's own Vietnam experience of danger and escape.

"It is a beautiful area and so quiet and peaceful (by day). By night it is war."

~ letter home, Nancy L. Welch, February 1975


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798988581109
Publisher: Quarter Turn Studios
Publication date: 08/18/2023
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 699,713
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

KAT FITZPATRICK was one of the few American dependents living in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, the daughter of a CIA operative who worked in ultra-secret propaganda. Her first experience with writing came when she took a page from her mother's book and corresponded regularly with her father while he was away on assignment. The spell of the writing life never released her and she earned two degrees-a Journalism, B.A. and a Creative Writing, M.F.A-in allegiance to the call. She balances the emotionally challenging work of writing about the Vietnam Era with a not-quite-murder mystery series featuring the accidental-gumshoe Kat Mandu. She lives in Upstate N.Y. where she escapes from her desk on a semi-regular basis by running, hiking, and kayaking. Visit her online at Kat-Fitzpatrick.com.
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