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Embers of War

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Author Fredrik Logevall
Country United States
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Pages 864
ISBN ISBN 978-0375504426

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam (2012)is a book by Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History. It also won the inaugural American Library in Paris Book Award[1] and the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award and was a runner-up for the Cundill Prize. The book covers the Vietnam conflict right from the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference till 1959 when the first Americans soldiers are killed in an ambush near Saigon in Vietnam, focusing on the Indochina War between France and the Viet Minh.[2][3][4]


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