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by James Monahan

Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen. The young prince was in town to attend a dinner sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce honoring a thirty-two-year-old native St. Louisan who -- seven years after being nearly expelled from a local medical school -- was returning home as a hero, celebrated the world over for providing medicine and inspiration to Vietnamese refugees and Lao villagers. The prince told reporters assembled at the airportthat Dr. Tom Dooley, better known to his grateful Lao admirers as Thanh Mo America ("Dr. America"), had made such a profound impact in Southeast Asia that communist radio broadcasts frantically denounced him as an American spy and regularly demanded his expulsion from Laos. The Jaycees had backed Dr. Dooley's work since 1956, when he had first traveled to Laos to build a clinic financed in part by royalties from Deliver Us from Evil, a best-selling chronicle of his central role in the U.S. Navy's autumn 1954 campaign to transplant Catholic North Vietnamese refugees to a newly created state in the South. Crawford King, a St. Louis Jaycee who ran his family's burial monument business, had volunteered to supervise the entertainment of the visiting dignitary during his brief stay in the Gateway to the West. The prince told King that he wanted to see some American dancing girls.
Download Before I Sleep..., The Last Days of Dr. Tom Dooley epub
ISBN: 0191301965
ISBN13: 978-0191301964
Category: No category
Author: James Monahan
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Cudahy; First Edition edition (1961)
Pages: 275 pages
ePUB size: 1873 kb
FB2 size: 1549 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 554
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I read Tom's books in 8th grade and ended up getting to serve with Dooley Foundation after college and some working in 1969-1970. Wanted the book so others might read and want to serve helping the less fortunate. I admit the war was also a deciding factor in going, since I really was unsure of the war..Certainly gave me my deep respect for our soldiers and our country.
Outstanding book. Down to earth with excellent observations about living in Laos, cancer, Medico, and dying. His three books are a great window into the Cold War and one man's trying to make a difference.
Excellent book. I would suggest reading the three Dr Dooley himself wrote before this one. I got it tow days after I ordered it and although it secondhand, it was in great condition. We who lived through the Vietnam War need to red about Dr. Dooley's work. Puts it in a totally different context.
Loved it I have read this before many years ago.
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Good shape
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Did a book report on Dr. Dooley when I was in high school. Was reminded of him from a question on Jeopardy, the clue was a line from a Robert Frost poem, "I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."
what a wonderful and inspiring man Tom Dooley was
Read all of Dr, Tom Dooley's works, starting with with Readers Digest pieces when in high school. Read the full series of books when I was in the military (the sixties). Re-read them again two years ago. I unfortunately. I did not not finish this one.