Ho Chi Minh Diary

This book includes passages from a fictional “diary.” As far as we know, Ho never kept a prose diary. The purpose intended in this work of imaginative reconstruction is to evoke a sense of his personalengagement with the events of his time. The “diary” is based on historical documents but should not be taken literally. Although fictional, the “diary” is based on factual information found at the bottom of each page. Also included are passages from Prison Diary, a collection of poems written by Ho Chi Minh while he was in prison in China in 1942-43, as well as two stories told by Mr. Vu Ky and Mr. Dinh Dang Dinh, two of Ho’s closest friends, and poems by several of Vietnam’s leading poets.

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