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Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar

Fall, Dorothy

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ISBN 10: 1574889575 / ISBN 13: 9781574889574
Published by Potomac Books, U.S.A., 2006
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar

Publisher: Potomac Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Bernard Fall wrote the classics Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place, which detailed the French experience in Vietnam. One of the first (and the best-informed) Western observers to say that the United States could not win there either, he was killed in Vietnam in 1967 while accompanying a Marine platoon.

Written by his widow Dorothy, Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar tells the story of this courageous and influential Frenchman, who experienced many of the major events of the twentieth century. His mother perished at Auschwitz, his father was killed by the Gestapo, and he himself fought in the Resistance. It focuses, however, on Vietnam and on two love stories. The first details Fall’s love for Vietnam and his efforts to save the country from destruction and the United States from disaster. The second shows a husband and father dedicated to a cause that continuously lured him away from those he loved. With a foreword by the late David Halberstam.

From the Publisher:

Fall was the scholar, historian, journalist, and humanitarian frequently cited as the person who very early on had the correct answers about Vietnam—but to whom the U.S. government would not listen

Based on thirty years of interviews by his widow and on recently released U.S. government documents

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