Eat Your Heart Out Ho Chi Minh is a memoir of life at Yale and in the army before and during the Vietnam War and a history of the social evolution of the US in the 1960s. The sorrows of the period are well kwn; the often funny events and positive changes are less well remembered. Americans are much more free today because of the 1960s (but t as free as we might be.) We tried to change Vietnam. Instead, Vietnam changed us. The book addresses questions like: Why don't Americans trust their government or each other? What was Vietnam like when you weren't being shot at? How did blacks and whites relate in the army in Vietnam? Is an Ivy League education worth the money and effort? What can't you learn at Yale? And finally, why are the 1960s still relevant to all Americans?
Tony Thomson is an American, born 20/10/1942. He has a Yale BA, Oxford MA and Stanford Business School MBA. Tony spent three years in the US Army as an ordinary soldier, including 1966 in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. In business Tony was a global investor, specialising in emerging markets from Finland to China. He has been married to Alyson, who features in Love, Fate and Afghanistan, for over forty years. They have three grown children, three grandchildren and two Labradors.