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Embers of War

Embers of War Author Fredrik Logevall
ISBN-10 9780679645191
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 864
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia. He brings to life the bloodiest battles of France’s final years in Indochina—and shows how, from an early point, a succession of American leaders made disastrous policy choices that put America on its own collision course with history. An epic story of wasted opportunities and deadly miscalculations, Embers of War delves deep into the historical record to provide hard answers to the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another. Eye-opening and compulsively readable, Embers of War is a gripping, heralded work that illuminates the hidden history of the French and American experiences in Vietnam. ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARS Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians • Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award • Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award • Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Christian Science Monitor • The Globe and Mail “A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war.”—Pulitzer Prize citation “This extraordinary work of modern history combines powerful narrative thrust, deep scholarly authority, and quiet interpretive confidence.”—Francis Parkman Prize citation “A monumental history . . . a widely researched and eloquently written account of how the U.S. came to be involved in Vietnam . . . certainly the most comprehensive review of this period to date.”—The Wall Street Journal “Superb . . . a product of formidable international research.”—The Washington Post “Lucid and vivid . . . [a] definitive history.”—San Francisco Chronicle “An essential work for those seeking to understand the worst foreign-policy adventure in American history . . . Even though readers know how the story ends—as with The Iliad—they will be as riveted by the tale as if they were hearing it for the first time.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A remarkable new history . . . Logevall skillfully explains everything that led up to Vietnam’s fatal partition in 1954 [and] peppers the grand sweep of his book with vignettes of remarkable characters, wise and foolish.”—The Economist “Fascinating, beautifully written . . . Logevall’s account provides much new detail and important new insights. . . . It is impossible to read the book without being struck by contemporary parallels.”—Foreign Policy “[A] brilliant history of how the French colonial war to hang on to its colonies in Indochina became what the Vietnamese now call ‘the American war.’”—Esquire “An excellent, valuable book.”—The Dallas Morning News



The Origins of the Vietnam War

The Origins of the Vietnam War Author Fredrik Logevall
ISBN-10 9781317882565
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 174
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Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background.



The First Vietnam War

The First Vietnam War Author Mark Atwood Lawrence
ISBN-10 0674023714
Release 2007
Pages 374
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In this work, scholars examine various dimensions of the struggle between France and Vietnamese revolutionaries that began in 1945 and reached its climax at Dien Bien Phu. Several essays break new ground in the study of the Vietnamese revolution and the establishment of the political and military apparatus that successfully challenged both France and the United States. Other essays explore the roles of China, France, Great Britain, and the United States, all of which contributed to the transformation of the conflict from a colonial skirmish to a Cold War crisis. --From publisher's description.



Vietnam s American War

Vietnam s American War Author Pierre Asselin
ISBN-10 9781107104792
Release 2018-01-11
Pages 306
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A survey of the Vietnamese communist experience during the Vietnam War (1954-75) with a focus on high-level decision-making and military planning.



The War Against the Working Class

The War Against the Working Class Author Will Podmore
ISBN-10 9781503531109
Release 2015-05-29
Pages 342
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This book traces the history of revolutions and counterrevolutions since 1917, in Russia, Korea, Vietnam, China, the countries of Eastern Europe, and Cuba. I present the evidence of their achievements and describe the wars they were forced to fight in self-defence. We can learn from the efforts and the errors of the pioneers, even though their conditions of being pre-industrial and dependent societies were very different from Britain’s today. The hope is that this book will provoke thought about the future of our nation in order to help us to decide what we need to do, not to copy but to create.



America s Vietnam War and Its French Connection

America s Vietnam War and Its French Connection Author Frank Cain
ISBN-10 9781315459165
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 270
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That America was drawn into the Vietnam War by the French has been recognized, but rarely explored. This book analyzes the years from 1945 with the French military reconquest of Vietnam until 1963 with the execution of the French-endorsed dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, demonstrating how the US should not have followed the French into Vietnam. It shows how the Korean War triggered the flow of American military hardware and finances to underpin France’s war against the Marxist-oriented Vietnam Republic led by Ho Chi Minh.



Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War

Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War Author John Day Tully
ISBN-10 9780299294137
Release 2013-10-07
Pages 352
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Part One: Reflections on Teaching the Vietnam War. - Part Two: Methods and Sources. - Part Three: Understanding and Teaching Specific Content.



Giap The General Who Defeated America in Vietnam

Giap  The General Who Defeated America in Vietnam Author James A. Warren
ISBN-10 9781137098917
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 256
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General Vo Nguyen Giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his country's most difficult conflicts—the first against Vietnam's colonial masters, the French, and the second against the most powerful nation on earth, the United States. After long and bloody conflicts, he defeated both Western powers and their Vietnamese allies, forever changing modern warfare. In Giap, military historian James A. Warren dives deep into the conflict to bring to life a revolutionary general and reveal the groundbreaking strategies that defeated world powers against incredible odds. Synthesizing ideas and tactics from an extraordinary range of sources, Giap was one of the first to realize that war is more than a series of battles between two armies and that victory can be won through the strength of a society's social fabric. As America's wars in the Middle East rage on, this is an important and timely look at a man who was a master at defeating his enemies even as they thought they were winning.



America s Cold War

America s Cold War Author Campbell Craig
ISBN-10 9780674053670
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 448
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In a brilliant new interpretation, Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall reexamine the successes and failures of America’s Cold War. The United States dealt effectively with the threats of Soviet predominance in Europe and of nuclear war in the early years of the conflict. But by engineering this policy, American leaders successfully paved the way for domestic actors and institutions with a vested interest in the struggle’s continuation. Long after the USSR had been effectively contained, Washington continued to wage a virulent Cold War that entailed a massive arms buildup, wars in Korea and Vietnam, the support of repressive regimes and counterinsurgencies, and a pronounced militarization of American political culture.



Europe after Empire

Europe after Empire Author Elizabeth Buettner
ISBN-10 9780521113861
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 528
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A pioneering comparative history of European decolonization from the formal ending of empires to the postcolonial European present.



Terrorism and 9 11

Terrorism and 9 11 Author Fredrik Logevall
ISBN-10 0618255354
Release 2002
Pages 146
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This reader offers a foundation for understanding the events of September 11th and their aftermath. This collection of essays enables history students to think critically not only about the harrowing events of the recent past, but also about their historical roots.



The Economist

The Economist Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024032912
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The Economist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Economist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Economist book for free.



The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War

The Brothers  John Foster Dulles  Allen Dulles  and Their Secret World War Author Stephen Kinzer
ISBN-10 9781429953528
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 416
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013



Army History

Army History Author
ISBN-10 COLUMBIA:CU23360810
Release 2015
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Army History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Army History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Army History book for free.



Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows Author Ken Hughes
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822041273699
Release 2014
Pages 228
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"This book, based on research on and transcripts of the Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy White House presidential recordings as well as other contemporary sources, reveals for the first time the origins of the 'Plumbers' (the Special Investigations Unit) and Nixon's policy of illegal break-ins for partisan political gain, which led to Watergate, its cover-up, and Nixon's resignation. The e-book links to extended transcripts and audio files of the presidential recordings"--Provided by publisher.



A People and a Nation A History of the United States Brief Edition Volume II Since 1865

A People and a Nation  A History of the United States  Brief Edition  Volume II  Since 1865 Author Mary Beth Norton
ISBN-10 9780495916239
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 592
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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors’ attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, BRIEF Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91619-2; Volume I: TO 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91622-2; Volume II: SINCE 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91623-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



A People and a Nation A History of the United States

A People and a Nation  A History of the United States Author Jane Kamensky
ISBN-10 9781337402712
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 50
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A PEOPLE AND A NATION, 11th Edition, offers a lively narrative that tells the stories of the diverse peoples in the United States. The authors are prize-winning historians and experienced teachers who know how to explain historical change--whether race and gender, economics and public policy, family life, popular culture or international relations and warfare--in ways that students understand. The first textbook to focus on U.S. social history, the book also supports more specialized lectures through its attention to international history and the place of the U.S. in the world, politics and policy, social movements and economic issues. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, 11th Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 9781133312727; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN: 9781285430829; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 14-29), ISBN: 9781285430836. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.