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Embers of War

The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Logevall, Fredrik (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Embers of War


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A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.
Authors: Logevall, Fredrik, 1963-
Title: Embers of war
the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, c 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxii, 839 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Fredrik Logevall
Contents: Prologue: A Vietnamese in Paris
pt. 1. Liberations, 1940-1945
"The Empire is With Us!"
The Anti-Imperialist
Crossroads
"All Men Are Created Equal"
pt. 2. Colonial Struggle, 1946-1949
The Warrior Monk
The Spark
War without Fronts
"If I Accepted These Terms I'd Be a Coward"
pt. 3. East Meets West, 1949-1953
"The Center of the Cold War"
Attack on the RC4
King Jean
The Quiet Englishman
The Turning Point that Didn't Turn
Eisenhower in Charge
Navarre's American Plan
pt. 4. The Cauldron, 1953-1954
Arena of the Gods
"We Have the Impression They Are Going to Attack Tonight"
"Vietnam Is a Part of the World"
America Wants In
Dulles Versus Eden
Valley of Tears
pt. 5. Peace of a Kind, 1954
With Friends Like These
"We Must Go Fast"
"I Have Seen Destiny Bend to That Will"
pt. 6. Seizing the Torch, 1954-1959
" We Have No Choice But to Win Here"
Miracle Man
Things Fall Apart
Epilogue: Different Dreams, Same Footsteps
Summary: A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.
ISBN: 9780375504426
0375504427
9780679645191
0679645195
Branch Call Number: 959.7041 L8321e 2012
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Outstanding read and a fair history. The lessons were there regarding the French involvement in IndoChina but the US didn't listen.

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  • DougKJohnson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very readable - a real page turner. I didn't know how much I didn't know about this period...

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  • rosco2079 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

More engaging than any piece of fiction I've read this year.

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