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By Georges Boudarel,Van Nguyen Ky,William J. Duiker,Claire Duiker

for plenty of Westerners, Hanoi conjures up stories basically of warfare and sour loss. yet Hanoi is way greater than the capital of Vietnamese communism. historic seat of the royal residence, then middle of the French colonial empire in Indochina, and at last birthplace of Vietnamese independence, Hanoi is at the present time a thriving city heart with a wealthy heritage all its personal. Georges Boudarel and Nguyen Van Ky paint a brilliant portrait of a urban that's now awakening to the trendy period. jointly they show Hanoi in its myriad aspects, from the aromas of its conventional food to its destruction in wartime to the fashionable period of bikes and picture theaters. half historical past, half paean, this publication takes us into the guts of a urban simply rising from the storms of the 20 th century.

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