"Accomplished adventurer and author Jon Bowermaster discovers a new Vietnamfrom the seaand guides an intimate tour of this intriguing country. More than a travelogue, Descending the Dragon is a personal look into the heart of this sea-loving nation, its hopeful spirit and unique culture.
Driven by his intense curiosity about post-1975 Vietnam and eager to replace the old war images burned in his mind with new ones of today, Bowermaster overcame daunting bureaucratic obstacles and pushed ahead with his expedition. Joining the expedition is Ngan Nguyen, whose family escaped Saigon by helicopter when she was three, on the last day of the war. She grew up in New Orleans speaking Vietnamese and has traveled back to her homeland many times. What she learned about her home country will change her forever."
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National Geographic DVD Exclusives
For the first time ever, National Geographic presents its programming in DVD-R format. Available exclusively through this site, you can now own more of our award-winning specials and documentaries in a high-quality DVD format.
How our DVDs and DVD-Rs Differ
Customers who purchase programs in the NG DVD Exclusives Library will receive a non-interactive, play only disc. There is no chaptering information on these DVDs, but there are chapter marks approximately every five minutes, which make it easy to fast forward through a program. The DVD-R format provides the digital video and audio quality you expect from all of our DVDs.
NOTE: The NG DVD Exclusives titles are not closed-captioned. We apologize for any inconvenience this limitation may cause.