Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu

'Today the most formidable and in some ways the bravest woman in south vietnam ... rides to meet her foes in a chauffeur-driven black mercedes. Instead of swords, her weapons are bottomless energy, a devastating charm, a tough, relentless mind, an acid tongue ... and, most important, the power of the family into which she married.'

—From TIME, Aug. 9, 1963