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The Resource Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

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Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
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Embers of War
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The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
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eng
Summary
The struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the twentieth century. Fought over a period of three decades, the conflict drew in all the world's powers and saw two of them - first France, then the United States - attempt to subdue the revolutionary Vietnamese forces. For France, the defeat marked the effective end of her colonial empire, while for America the war left a gaping wound in the body politic that remains open to this day. How did it happen? Tapping into newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations and making full use of the published literature, distinguished scholar Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to lose their way in Vietnam. Embers of War opens in 1919 at the Versailles Peace Conference, where a young Ho Chi Minh tries to deliver a petition for Vietnamese independence to President Woodrow Wilson. It concludes in 1959, with a Viet Cong ambush on an outpost outside Saigon and the deaths of two American officers whose names would be the first to be carved into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In between come years of political, military, and diplomatic maneuvering and miscalculation, as leaders on all sides embark on a series of stumbles that makes an eminently avoidable struggle a bloody and interminable reality
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1963-
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Logevall, Fredrik
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • France
  • Vietnam
  • United States
  • France
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
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Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [719]-801) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
37023299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
837 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780375756474
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37023299
  • (Sirsi) 37023299
Label
Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [719]-801) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
37023299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
837 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780375756474
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37023299
  • (Sirsi) 37023299

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