Embers of War

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

By Logevall, Fredrik

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9780375504426
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Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Social Sciences

Placing the Vietnam War in a global context, Logevall (John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Cornell Univ.; Choosing War: The Last Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam) concludes that it was not an unavoidable quagmire. (Indeed, France, from its own experience, had warned that the war was unwinnable and advised U.S pursuit of diplomatic rather than military solutions.) His engrossing investigation begins in 1919 with an idealistic Ho Chi Minh seeking Vie...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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