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Lost in Vietnam
by Chuck Forsman
with an essay by Le Ly Hayslip

A visual journey to Vietnam like no other!

Vietnam is an ancient and beautiful land, with a deep history of occupational conflict that remains an enigma in Americans' collective memory. It is still easy to forget that Vietnam is a country and not a war, even as America's role in Vietnam inflamed and divided the American citizenry in ways that are still evident today. It is as if Vietnam's civil war resurrected our own. And if you are a Vietnam War veteran or a family member of a vet, it's worse, because, even after a half-century, many of the wounds won't heal. What do you do when you have given up on forgetting?

Chuck Forsman is one of a sizeable number of Vietnam vets who have found deep satisfaction in revisiting Vietnam, supporting charities, orphanages, and clinics, doing volunteer work and more—anything to redeem what the U.S. military did there. He is also a distinguished painter and photographer who depicts places and environments in ways that become unforgettable visual experiences for the contemporary viewer.

Lost in Vietnam chronicles a visual journey, not a country. The photographs were taken during five visits averaging two months each, from 1999 to 2010. Forsman traveled largely by motorbike throughout the entire country—south, central, and north—sharing his experiences through amazing images of Vietnam's lands and people. His journey involved a twofold quest: as a veteran, to gain some consolation and understanding, and, as an artist, to make art. Le Ly Hayslip, the renowned author and philanthropist, introduces the book and sets the tone for Forsman's incredible sojourn.



$45.00 U.S. (trade discount) No e-book has been authorized.
192 pages with 113 color photographs by the author and 1 map
11.875" x 11.0" (horizontal/landscape)
ISBN: 978–1–938086–57–1

Published in December 2018

Distributed by Casemate/IPM
No e-book has been authorized.

About the Author and the Essayist

Book Information Sheet (pdf)



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