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Embers of War: The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America’s VietnamPrinter-friendly versionPDF version

Book:
Embers of War: The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
Fredrik Logevall
New York, NY, Random House, 2012, ISBN: 9780375504426; 864pp.; Price: £25.00
Reviewer:
Scott Midgley
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Citation:
Scott Midgley, review of Embers of War: The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, (review no. 1372)
http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1372
Date accessed: 18 August, 2014

Comments

Mark Skinner Tue, 01/10/2013 - 04:10
An excellent review. Midgley accurately hones in on perhaps the one weakness in this otherwise commanding work. That of nationalism v. Communism in Ho's world view. I've thought about this for many years and still cannot find the right answer. The nearest analogy I can draw is that the two themes are like stands in a rope - bound together they create strength and alone tell you nothing.
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