Embers of War

The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Logevall, Fredrik

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Embers of War
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.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0375504427
Branch Call Number: 959.7041 L8321e 2012
Characteristics: xxii, 839 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm


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A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war. (Pulitzer Prize citation)

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Feb 25, 2014

Outstanding read and a fair history. The lessons were there regarding the French involvement in IndoChina but the US didn't listen.

Aug 19, 2013
  • 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...

Jul 19, 2013
  • 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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