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- DescriptionIn 1936, Ngo Van was captured, imprisoned, and tortured in the dreaded Maison Centrale prison in Saigon for his part in the fight to free Vietnam from French colonial rule. Five years later, Vietnamese independence was won, and Van found himself imprisoned and abused once more, this time by followers of the Stalinist freedom fighter Ho Chi Minh. Five years after that, Van was in Paris, working with the surrealists. In the Crossfire documents Ngo Van's incredible life in Vietnam during the two World Wars, and his subsequent years spent with the Paris intelligentsia.
- Author BiographyNgo Van was born in 1913 into a peasant family living in a village near Saigon. He was active in the revolutionary anti-colonial struggle in Vietnam from 1932 onwards, and participated in workers' and peasants' demonstrations, strikes, and protests, as a Trotskyist militant, undergoing, as did thousands, torture and imprisonment by the French rulers. He died in 2005 in Paris. Ken Knabb translated and published the Situationist International Anthology, selling over 14,000 copies.
- Author(s)Ngo Van
- PublisherAK Press
- Date of Publication28/10/2010
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAK Press
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.), maps, ports.
- Weight454 g
- Width228 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byHelene Fleury,Ken Knabb
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