Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall.

Authors: Logevall, Fredrik, 1963-
Call number: 959.7041 LOG
Publisher: New York : Random House, c 2012.
Publication date: c 2012.
Subject: Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Diplomatic history.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes.
France -- Colonies -- Asia.
Vietnam -- Colonization.
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975.
United States -- Foreign relations -- France.
France -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Title: Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxii, 839 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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 struggle, 1946-1949. The warrior monk -- The spark -- 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 -- King Jean -- 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 other choice but to win here" -- Miracle man -- Things fall apart -- Epilogue: different dreams, same footsteps.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780375504426 (acid-free paper)
0375504427 (acid-free paper)
LCCN: 2011034971
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