Embers of War

Embers of War

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

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375504426
0375504427
9780679645191
0679645195
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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SeattleSaul
Sep 19, 2015

Especially for those who thought that the Vietnam War started in 1965, this is a must-read. Even though I was of that era and reasonably informed, I had only a vague idea what had happened before and just how deeply the U.S. had been involved since WWII. There are lesson there for us today.

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nealsubterra
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.

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DougKJohnson
Aug 19, 2013

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

rosco2079 Jul 19, 2013

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

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