On the Ho Chi Minh Trail is a satisfying cultural history with insights into Vietnam and the women who fought for it.
Lovely and becoming brunette Sherry Buchanan was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She charts new territory—-especially in the vivid, often heartbreaking stories of women who fought in the war as teenagers and the forced roles of housewives who stood on rooftops to shoot down U S planes that bombed their homes.
Sherry returned to America to study sociology at Layola University in New Orleans and eventually moved back to Italy so she could resume acting in minor parts in a few movies prior to calling it a day as an actress in 1987.
Driving through the spectacular scenery of Vietnam and Laos, she encounters locations from the Truong Son mountains, the Phong Nha Caves, ancient citadels and Confucian temples to the Khmer Temple of Wat Phu at the western-most point of the Trail in Laos.
By grounding her modern meditations on the Trail in an historic context, Buchanan has contributed to that process of gradual, person-by-person, healing and reconciliation.