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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 by Fredrik Logevall
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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 delivers a petition for Vietnamese independence to President Woodrow Wilson. It concludes in 1959, with a Viet Cong ambush on a U.S. 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 le

Author Biography

Fredrik Logevall is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Professor of History at Cornell University.
Release date NZ
August 21st, 2012
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
43 photographs; 13 maps
Imprint
Presidio Press
Pages
864
Dimensions
170x241x46
ISBN-13
9780375504426
Product ID
19363239

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