Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam’s Madame Nhu

In November 1963, the president of South Vietnam and his brother were brutally executed in a coup that was sanctioned and supported by the American government. President Kennedy later explained to his close friend Paul “Red” Fay that the reason the United States made the fateful decision to get rid of the Ngos was in no small part because of South Vietnam’s first lady, Madame Nhu. “That goddamn bitch,” Fay remembers President Kennedy saying, “She’s responsible … that bitch stuck her nose in and boiled up the whole situation down there.”

The coup marked the collapse of the Diem government and became the US entry point for a decade-long conflict in Vietnam. Kennedy’s death and the atrocities of the ensuing war eclipsed the memory of Madame Nhu—with her daunting mixture of fierceness and beauty. But at the time, to David Halberstam, she was “the beautiful but diabolic sex dictatress,” and Malcolm Browne called her “the most dangerous enemy a man can have.”

By 1987, the once-glamorous celebrity had retreated into exile and seclusion, and remained there until young American Monique Demery tracked her down in Paris thirty years later. Finding the Dragon Lady is Demery’s story of her improbable relationship with Madame Nhu, and—having ultimately been entrusted with Madame Nhu’s unpublished memoirs and her diary from the years leading up to the coup—the first full history of the Dragon Lady herself, a woman who was feared and fantasized over in her time, and who singlehandedly frustrated the government of one of the world’s superpowers.

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The Thai Dragon

A beautiful young woman is found murdered in a luxury apartment on the tropical holiday island of Phuket. She has been butchered. She has a top security pass for the British embassy. Exhibits have gone missing and the crime scene has been tampered with. Dublin born Detective Sgt Danny O’Brien has been an alcoholic for the last ten years, when the British Ambassador in Bangkok requests assistance from Scotland Yard for this ‘No hoper’ of a case. Danny is packed off to Thailand to see out the last six months before his retirement. He is met at the airport by the beautiful, but brand newly promoted Thai Detective ‘Ying’ who is assigned to him because she is the only Thai Detective who is fluent in English. They both have secrets and sorrows from their pasts and issues with each other and with the case. Can they overcome a cultural difference that puts them worlds apart long enough to solve an unsolvable case?

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Sterling Silver Japanese/Chinese “Water Dragon” Kanji Symbol Pendant

Hand cast sterling silver silhouette-style charm of the Japanese/Chinese kanji symbol for “water dragon”. In Japanese it is pronounced mizu ryu, and in Chinese it is shuey long. The words “water dragon” are engraved on the back, as a translation. The charm portion is 1 1/4″ (32mm) long, 3/4″ (18mm) across, and 1mm thick.

The charm comes on a 6mm split ring, suitable for wearing on a charm bracelet or necklace chain, and the pendant comes on a fancy 7x5mm bail. The split ring and bail are sterling silver. For both the charm and pendant, the total length is 1 1/2″ (39mm).

Lovingly handcast in the USA exclusively by DragonWeave. High quality – accept no substitutes!

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  • solid sterling silver, high polish finish, translation on the back, hand cast in the USA exclusively by DragonWeave
  • comes gift boxed, ships immediately
  • lifetime warranty, satisfaction guaranteed

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Dragon Masters #3: Secret of the Water Dragon (A Branches Book)

Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are back for another adventure!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third book in the series, someone is trying to steal the Dragon Stone. Drake soon discovers that the thief is his friend and fellow Dragon Master, Bo! Could the dark wizard somehow be behind this? The Dragon Masters must find a way to protect the Dragon Stone–and keep Bo’s family out of danger. Will the secret to solving their problems lie with Bo’s dragon, Shu? Drake is about to find out!

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The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth

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  • Appoint heroes including Gandalf, Legolas and Thorin Oakenshield to lead your troops in battle
  • Join the Elves or Dwarves and train vast armies to rule the realm of Middle-earth
  • Connect with fellow players in real-time to build a powerful Alliance to crush the competition
  • Adventure through epic quests to defeat fearsome bosses and the evil Dragon Smaug
  • Strategize against opponents as you bring Middle-earth with you on your mobile device

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Uncut Version [HD]

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Febreze Air Effects-Thai Dragon Fruit-9.7 oz.

Febreze Air Effects is like a breath of fresh air any time because it actually sweeps away stale and stifling odors and leaves a fresh scent.; 9.7oz; Eliminates odors AND freshens.; Air refresher

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dragon – iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 5/5S) device holder, hot rod blue

This is a box set of two dragons with travel bag. A pair of dragons make the perfect companions for your Apple Wireless Keyboard & your iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPhone. (Also compatible with other smartphone or tablet devices that are less than 8mm (0.314″) thick).

Made from lightweight coated aluminum, the dragons offer 2 viewing positions. Simply slide each dragon down the keyboard and drop-in your favorite iPad or iPhone.

For maximum productivity at home, in the office or on the road, use your device in either portrait or landscape orientation & use two hands on a keyboard.

The dragons and packaging are made from recyclable or compostable materials. Your purchase helps keep manufacturing jobs in the USA.

Apple Keyboard and iOS or Android devices sold separately. 67 Designs manufactures furniture & accessories for the always connected.

Product Features

  • Compatible with the iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 5 and 5S) and other devices less than 8mm thick and designed for Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Model A1314).
  • Made 100% in the USA from lightweight recyclable aluminum.
  • Provides two viewing angles and portrait or landscape device orientation.
  • Available in multiple colors and comes with non-slip grips and travel bag.
  • This is a pair of dragons with travel bag and finished in Hot Rod Blue

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Diesel Men’s Dragon 93 Dragonfly Fashion Sneaker, Black, 8.5 M US

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The Feathered Serpent

A God known as The Feathered Serpent was worshipped 5,000 years ago, and is still revered and affects the beliefs and culture of Mexicans to this day. This is the story of the past and present God Quetzalcoatl as he lives on in the minds of the Mexican people. It is perhaps the most important reflection of past beliefs retained to this day even while they are overlaid with modern Christian beliefs. In many regions of the country the worship of this god lives on.

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