Web Sites | Books
Reuniting with Birth Family in Vietnam
Read Heidi Bub's story -- in her own words.
The Web site of Heidi's hometown in the U.S. provides more information on Pulaski's history and community.
Visit another American Experience Web site for more information on the war in Vietnam.
An Annotated Pictorial History of Clark Air Base
The Operation Babylift section of this online history of Clark Air Base in the Philippines includes a map of the base and photographs from the Babylift. Planes from Vietnam landed at Clark en route to the United States.
Return With Honor
Explore another history of personal suffering and the Vietnam War from American Experience. Return With Honor documents the experiences of American fighter pilot POWs held captive for years in North Vietnam.
See a timeline of U.S. military actions and read excerpts from American soldiers' letters sent home from the battlefront, including Vietnam, on another American Experience Web site.
A PBS documentary, Precious Cargo, followed a group of Babylift adoptees home to Vietnam. Find out about their experience and locate resources on adoption on this site.
Vietnam War Documents and Photographs from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Explore White House documents from the time of Operation Babylift.
ComeUnity: Operation Babylift
A large Web site for adoption includes articles and photographs on the Babylift from a variety of perspectives.
Consult the Adoption Resources page for more links on adoption.
Web Sites | Books
Adamec, Christine, and William L. Pierce, Ph.D. The Encyclopedia of Adoption. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2000.
Bass, Thomas A. Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home. New York: Soho Press, Inc., 1996.
Chanoff, David, and Doan Van Toai. Portrait of the Enemy. New York: Random House, 1986.
DeBonis, Steven. Children of the Enemy: Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1995.
Elliott, Duong Van Mai. The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Freeman, James M. Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1991.
Hayslip, Le Ly. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. New York: Plume, 1990.
Holloran, Peter C. Boston's Wayward Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930. Cranbury, New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 1989.
Le, Phu, Executive Director of Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association. Interview by Sara Sezun, 14 May 2002, Wheaton, Maryland. Telephone.
Marshall, Kathryn. In the Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam, 1966-1975. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1987.
McDonald, Susan, Sister of Loretto. Interview by Sara Sezun, 2 May 2002, St. Louis. Telephone.
Moe, Barbara. Adoption: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998.
Noone, Lana, Babylift activist. Interview by Sara Sezun, 2 May 20002, Garden City, New York. Telephone.
Nguyen, Kien. The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2001.
Peck-Barnes, Shirley. The War Cradle. Denver, Colorado: Vintage Pressworks, 2000
Pham, Andrew X. Catfish and Mandala. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
Tran, Tuong Nhu, journalist. Interview by Sara Sezun, 9 May 2002, San Jose, California. Telephone.
Tucker, Spencer C., ed. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Volumes 1 & 2. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998.
Turner Gottschang, Karen. Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam. New York: Wiley, 1998.
Walker, Keith. A Piece of My Heart. New York: Ballantine Books, 1987.