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Last Reflections On a War

Bernard B. Fall

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ISBN 10: 080520329X / ISBN 13: 9780805203295
Published by Schocken, 1987
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Title: Last Reflections On a War

Publisher: Schocken

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Schocken Paperback Edition.

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"Last Reflections on a War stands as a fine representative sample of Fall's work as a whole; as such, it is nearly as personal as an autobiography. . . . That the collection includes an excellent outline of Vietnamese history, a discussion of the basic issues of the war, and an emotive picture of Vietnam, 1967, speaks to the depth of Fall's knowledge and the scope of his concerns."-Frances FitzGerald, from a 1968 review

Bernard B. Fall was 40 years old when he was killed by a booby trap in northern South Vietnam on February 21, 1967. By the time of his death he had already authored seven books on Vietnam, most notably Street Without Joy (0-8117-1700-3), an indictment of French intrusion into Indochina and a warning to American forces just beginning their involvement. Last Reflections on a War, first published shortly after Dr. Fall's death, is a tribute to his life's work: It contains the only known autobiographical account of his life, several previously unpublished articles, notes for "Street Without Joy Revisited," and transcripts of Dr. Fall's tape recordings, including his last recorded words.

Bernard Fall was born in France and fought with the French Resistance during World War II. Later, as professor of International Relations and accomplished author, he was one of the most influential academic critics of U.S. policy in Vietnam.

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Fall was killed by a Viet Cong booby trap before completing this volume, published posthumously in 1967. LJ's reviewer found that the "material is often repetitious, roughly written, poorly organized," nonetheless adding that the book had value as a springboard for "future research" (LJ 11/1/67). Now that the war is long over, Fall's last observations might better serve as a snapshot of how the war was perceived while in its early stages.
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