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Author Logevall, Fredrik, 1963- author

Title Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2012]
©2012
©2012

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Description xxii, 839 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
regular print
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 Clash, 1946-1949 -- The Warrior Monk -- Conflagration -- 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 -- De Lattre's Moment -- The Quiet Englishman -- The Turning Point that Didn't Turn -- Eisenhower in Charge -- Navarre's American Plan -- pt. 4. The Cauldron, 1953-1954 -- The 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: A New War
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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Subject Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Diplomatic history.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes.
France -- Colonies -- Asia.
France -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- France.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- Colonization.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975.
United States -- Foreign relations -- France.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
LC no. 2011034971
ISBN 0375504427 (acid-free paper)
9780375504426 (acid-free paper)