This is to introduce 




                               A  STORY  OF



       VIỆT NAM  





    by Trương Bửu Lâm


            This work retraces the history of Vietnam from its legendary origins to 2008. 

            A new edition, hopefully with less typographical and other errors, has recently been issued by


                  Outskirts Press Inc, Denver, Colorado, ISBN: 978-1-4327-5020-6. XII+394 pages, 6 X 9, 45 Black and White Illustrations. Index. 


            The Editions Thanh Cao of Honolulu, Hawaii also publish a PDF file of the same text, except that the 45 illustrations are in colors. 

          There also is a new E-Book Edition available at outlets that 

    carry E-Books, such as Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Kobo, 

    Sony, Apple, Smashwords, etc...

          To give you an idea about what this work is like, I shall put in the following pages short excerpts from each of the chapters.

          If you wanted to purchase either of the paperbacks, the PDF File or the EBook, go to the sidebar on the left of  this  page and click the Purchase word It will bring you to the Purchase page which will give you all the information you need to place your order.


           About the pictures on the cover:

           From left to right and from top down:

                Marcelino Trương Lực: Reading a Page of History. With permission of the artist.

                Phạm Ngọc Điệp: The Shape of Vietnam. With permission of the artist.

                Memorial dated the 11th day of the 11th year of the reign of Emperor Tự Đức (1858), showing the emperor's annotation in vermilion ( Tri Đạo Liễu: I Know It) and his personal seal. Author's collection.

                Đinh Quân: Evening. 1998. Lacquer and mixed media on board 40x55 cm. Courtesy of Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

                Bùi Suối Hoa: Chèo Theater. With permission of the artist.

                Đinh Thị Thắm Poong: Stream. With permission of the artist and of Art Vietnam Gallery,  Hanoi, Vietnam.

                I would appreciate it highly if you could leave any comment you may have in the space below.               


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