The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui

Date Published: March 7, 2017

Format: Kindle

Source: Library

Date Read: November 3, 2019



A thorough examination of a Vietnam family's immigration to the US. There was history, family dynamics, and exploration of the Vietnam conflict from the perspective of the Vietnamese people who were on the ground and not Western historians and foreign policy experts. An excellent resource for learning more nuance ways to understanding the Vietnam conflict. 


The artwork is fine, but at times I felt that the water colors were too light and dull for the action taking place. Some of the history details are written on the art and can be a bit confusing if you need a linear timeline of events.


Overall, highly recommend.