The Refused: The Agony of the Indochina Refugees

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The Refused: The Agony of the Indochina Refugees

By Barry Wain
Simon and Schuster, 1982
330 pp. $13.95
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In the first five years under communist rule in South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, nearly 1.3 million people decided to abandon their homes and flee their native countries-an outflow of permanent refugees on a scale the world had not witnessed since World War II, an exodus of Biblical proportions. An untold number of lives were claimed by the sea. Written by the correspondent for The Asian Wall Street Journal who first broke the story of the "boat people," this is the most complete story of the Indochina refugee exodus in all its grotesque and poignant detail.

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