New books released on HCM City history, developments

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The three-book series titled ‘Lịch Sử Chính Quyền Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh Giai Đoạn 1945-2015’ (The History of HCM City’s Government in the 1945-2015 Period) has been released to mark the 47th National Reunification Day, April 30. Photo courtesy of the National Political Publishing House

HCM CITY A book collection on HCM City, dealing with its history and developments between 1945-2015, has been published by the National Political Publishing House to mark the 47th National Reunification Day (April 30.)

The 1,000-page, three-books series is titled Lịch Sử Chính Quyền Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh Giai Đoạn 1945-2015 (The History of HCM City Government in the 1945-2015 Period).

The first book deals with the happenings over three decades starting 1945; the second with the time Sài Gòn was renamed after President Hồ Chí Minh; and the third on 70 years of the city, its history, economy, culture and lifestyle.

The roles of the southern people and armed forces in the wars against the French and the Americans are dealt with in some detail; as are that of local authorities and residents’ contributions to city building.

The books have many black-and-white and colour photographs selected from different sources and different periods.

“The editorial staff spent six years on these three books,” said HCM City People’s Committee Chairman Phan Văn Mãi.

“The book collection will be a useful resource for authorities and the people, as also historians and culture researchers,” he added.

“Reading these books will help the youth discover and learn facts about our city’s heroic history,” said Nguyễn Thuỳ Dương, first-year student at the HCM City University of Law.— VNS

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