“Escape from Saigon – a Novel” of the Vietnam War’s Final Days to be Published January 3

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An important historical novel, “Escape From Saigon” by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo, is available through Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide beginning Jan. 3. Through the stories of Vietnamese and American civilians, journalists, expatriates and US Embassy staffers, CIA agents and spies, The novel hews closely to the historical record in describing the harrowing events leading up to the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.

New York, NY, December 24, 2016 –(PR.com)– “Escape from Saigon – a Novel” follows the lives of people trapped in the besieged capital city of South Vietnam during April, 1975—the final 30 days of the Vietnam War.

To be published on January 3, 2017, this historically accurate novel follows the lives of NBS-TV’s first Vietnamese-American correspondent and the hard-hitting Sam Esposito of The Washington Legend whose news reports infuriated Richard Nixon, an American businessman who risks his life to smuggle out his employees; an American soldier searching for his wife’s relatives, and a French expatriate barkeep hanging on the last vestiges of colonialism. This is along with US diplomats, including the disillusioned Ambassador Graham Martin, CIA operatives and double agents.

The novel has won accolades from:

Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump who wrote, “Escape from Saigon brings to life the lives of the men and women trapped in the capital city,” and Casey Sherman, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Finest Hours, and Boston Strong who wrote, “Escape from Saigon is a sweeping saga…in the grand tradition of Michener and Clavell.”

Llewellyn King, host of PBS-TV’s “White House Chronicle, in his syndicated column put it this way: “Escape from Saigon has the same ring of authenticity as Graham Greene’s The Quiet American. Its portrait of a city in extremis is chilling and completely engrossing. It will take many back and some forward — forward to new foreign entanglements.”

For their complete comments and further information about “Escape from Saigon,” please visit www.escapefromsaigon.com.

Authors Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo are decorated Vietnam veterans and freelance journalists. Morris served in the U.S. Army infantry in I Corps in 1967-68 and was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in combat and returned home to launch an illustrative career as a journalist and editor with some of the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines including USA Today.

Pirozzolo was an Air Force press officer in Saigon in 1970-71 and was awarded the Bronze Star for my service. Pirozzolo returned to Vietnam to play a prominent role in US-Vietnam reconciliation and remains active on the Editorial Board of Boston Global Forum, a think tank focused on peaceful solutions to world conflict, including tensions between China and Vietnam over disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY, 264 pages hard bound and Kindle versions are available.
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