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Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot
     

Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot

by Howard R. Simpson
 

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Dien Bien Phu is the definitive account of the great, climactic battle in French Indochina that led to the American commitment to Vietnam. Defense analyst Howard R. Simpson was an eyewitness.

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Dien Bien Phu is the definitive account of the great, climactic battle in French Indochina that led to the American commitment to Vietnam. Defense analyst Howard R. Simpson was an eyewitness.

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“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.”

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574888409
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Series:
History of War
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
483,992
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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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