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Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall
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959.704 L832E
New York : Random House, c2012.
1st ed.
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xxii, 839 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Contents
Prologue: A Vietnamese in Paris -- pt. 1. Liberations, 1940-1945: "Empire is with us!" -- Anti-Imperialist -- Crossroads -- "All men are created equal" -- pt. 2. Colonial Clash, 1946-1949: Warrior Monk -- Spark -- War without fronts -- "If I accepted these terms I'd be a coward" -- pt. 3. East Meets West, 1949-1953: "Center of the Cold War" -- Attack on the RC4 -- King Jean -- Quiet Englishman -- Turning point that didn't turn -- Eisenhower in charge -- Navarre's American plan -- pt. 4. 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 other choice but to win here" -- Miracle man -- Things fall apart -- Epilogue: different dreams, same footsteps.
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9780375504426 (acid-free paper)
0375504427 (acid-free paper)
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