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"Escape from Saigon - Novel" Author Dick Pirozzolo to Speak In Wellesley January 12

Escape From Saigon - Novel”, set during the final 30 days of the Vietnam War, by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo, is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide beginning Jan. 3. Through the personal stories of Vietnamese and American civilians, journalists, expatriates, US Embassy staffers, CIA operatives and double agents, "Escape from Saigon - Novel" sticks closely to the historical record while it covers the harrowing events leading up to the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.

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December 24, 2016 (FPRC) -- Wellesley Books will host an author's talk on "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" by Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo, 7 - 9 PM, at its independent bookstore on 82 Central Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Please RSVP author@escapefromsaigon.com.

"Escape from Saigon - a Novel" tells of the heartbreaking final thirty-days of the Vietnam War through the lives of both ordinary and powerful people trapped in Saigon — all desperate to escape before the city falls to the enemy. Publisher is Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY, 264 pages, hardbound and Kindle editions.

Coauthor Dick Pirozzolo, a Vietnam Veteran, will discuss the inspiration for the novel, those who fought in Vietnam, the journalists who devoted their youth to covering the war and whether any lessons were learned from what was then America's longest war. 

For details, visit http://store.wellesleybooks.com/event/dick-pirozzolo
RSVP at Wellesley Books or email: author@escapefromsaigon.com

“Escape from Saigon” 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.

Among them are NBS-TV’s first Vietnamese-American correspondent and the hard-hitting Sam Esposito of The Washington Legend whose coverage infuriated Richard Nixon, an American businessman who risks his life to smuggle out his employees; an American soldier searching for his wife’s relatives, a French expatriate barkeep hanging on the last vestiges of colonialism, along with the remaining US diplomats, including the disillusioned Ambassador Graham Martin, CIA operatives and double agents. 

The novel has already 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, executive producer and host of PBS-TV’s “White House Chronicle" 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, a sample chapter and further information about “Escape from Saigon,” please visit www.wacapefromsaigon.com. 


Send an email to Dick Pirozzolo of Pirozzolo Company Public Relations
1-617-959-4613

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