For the Love of Vietnam: A war, a family, a CIA official, and the best evacuation story never heard

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.82 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author
KAT FITZPATRICK was one of the few American dependents living in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, the daughter of a CIA operative who worked in ultra-secret propaganda. Her first experience with writing came when she took a page from her mother's book and corresponded regularly with her father while he was away on assignment. The spell of the writing life never released her and she earned two degrees-a Journalism, B.A. and a Creative Writing, M.F.A-in allegiance to the call. She balances the emotionally challenging work of writing about the Vietnam Era with a not-quite-murder mystery series featuring the accidental-gumshoe Kat Mandu. She lives in Upstate N.Y. where she escapes from her desk on a semi-regular basis by running, hiking, and kayaking. Visit her online at

Kat Fitzpatrick's For the Love of Vietnam is simply a great read. The final scene, reminiscent of the ending of Schindler's List, is sure to leave readers with tears in their eyes.

Paul Block, author of Song of the Mohicans and 15 other historical novels

Kat Fitzpatrick brings readers a fresh perspective. Through personal letters, poignant memoirs, family photographs, and published material, she constructs a compelling narrative through which readers will better understand the scope of the Vietnam problem.

Karen Kaiser, author of Saigon Diary (publication pending), librarian, Phoenix Study Group 1974-75

Kat Fitzpatrick was a child in Vietnam during the last years of the American occupation. In this gripping story she gives factual, conversational, and rare glimpses into aspects of the American War in Vietnam to all those who dare to know.

Nanson Serrianne, MSE