Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot

Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot

by Howard R. Simpson
     
 

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A fascinating first-hand account of the battle that led directly to America's involvement in Vietnam. Written by a combat reporters who shared meals, wine, and danger with the doomed soldiers.

Overview

A fascinating first-hand account of the battle that led directly to America's involvement in Vietnam. Written by a combat reporters who shared meals, wine, and danger with the doomed soldiers.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The fall of Dien Bien Phu ended French control of Indochina and opened the way to US commitment to the area (and to US mistakes of a similar nature). Simpson--former US consul general, novelist, and writer on defense matters--was there as a USIA correspondent. His account, on the 40th anniversary of the battle, is personal, and includes many of his photos as well as photos from the Foreign Legion archives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
“A military classic.”

“No American is better qualified to tell the tale of Dien Bien Phu.”

“Captivating . . . Highly recommended.”

“Exceptionally well-written, accurate, and readable.”

“[Simpson] has written another classic.”

“As gripping as any CNN close-up.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028810478
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Series:
Association of the U. S. Army Book Ser.
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

The late Howard R. Simpson was the author of eight other well-received novels. He also wrote several nonfiction books, including Someone Else's War and Dien Bien Phu

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