Remembering Madame Nhu: The Polarizing Face of South Vietnam

South Vietnam's Madame Nhu fires a pistol during a 1962 visit to an officer training session of the women's paramilitary force that she organized the year before.
Larry Burrows—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A complicated, profoundly polarizing character, Vietnam's Madame Nhu was, in a way, an ideal representative of an era and a conflict that rebuffed easy generalization. Read More

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