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Embers of war: the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam

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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
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subject_facet France -- Colonies -- Asia, France -- Foreign relations -- United States, Indochinese War, 1946-1954, Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Diplomatic history, United States -- Foreign relations -- France, United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam, Vietnam -- Colonization, Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States, Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes
title_display Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam
title_full 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 / Fredrik Logevall
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title_sub the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam
topic_facet Causes, Colonies, Colonization, Diplomatic history, Foreign relations, History, Indochinese War, 1946-1954, Military, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Vietnam War, 1961-1975