What Happened in the Former South Vietnam After the War Ended in April 1975?

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Dave Bushy announces publication of ‘The World Looked Away’

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The World Looked Away: Vietnam After the War” (published by Archway Publishing) by Dave Bushy is the true story of Quoc Pham, a former South Vietnamese naval officer, his wife, Kim-Cuong, and their family. The book offers a glimpse into what unfolded when the Vietnam War ended.

Pham, who was sent to Re-education Camps after the fall of the country in 1975, was held captive for three years, but with the help of his wife, Kim-Cuong, escaped to Saigon and eventually, in 1980, made his way to freedom. He captained a 37-foot boat with 55 people aboard, departing into a storm in the South China Sea. It is the story of love, family and the struggle of a people in the aftermath of war – all while “the world looked away.”

After Bushy read a short piece about their escape into the South China Sea and then met Pham, Bushy was determined to tell Pham’s story.

“It is not another Vietnam War book,” Bushy explains. “Americans too often forget that that there are human beings who remain in countries after we finish fighting. We leave and somehow think that everything returns to normal. We look away. It happened after Vietnam, and, in so many ways, it is happening with our attitudes towards the many battlefields of the Mideast.”

“The World Looked Away”
By Dave Bushy
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 442 pages | ISBN 9781480852372
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 442 pages | ISBN 9781480852365
E-Book | 442 pages | ISBN 9781480852389
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dave Bushy is a former U.S. Army officer who was on active duty shortly after American involvement in the Vietnam War ended. He served as an armor and counterintelligence officer and then went on to a career as an airline pilot and senior executive. Bushy is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his Master of Science from the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, and attended the Gestalt International Study Center in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Bushy is now an executive coach and resides in Eastham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lisa.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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