Embers of War (Hardback)

Fredrik Logevall

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This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959. Using fresh archives in Washington, Hanoi, and Paris, Cornell University Professor of History Fredrik Logevall shows how senior French and United States officials proved unwilling to confront reality in Vietnam, despite having excellent intelligence information at their disposal, and despite possessing their own private doubts about the prospects. And, to an astonishing degree, Embers of War shows how the problems Americans faced in Vietnam had been faced before them by the French. In Bernard Fall's words, Americans were "dreaming different dreams than the French but walking in the same footsteps."


Product Details

  • Product code: AFCYN
  • ISBN: 9780375504426
  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 17.0cm x 24.3cm
  • Pages: 864
  • Publish date: Sat Sep 15 00:00:00 BST 2012
  • Book points: 22

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