Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu

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The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.

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"A thorough account of a brave, sanguinary battle that has since turned out to have immense historic importance."--New Yorker


"Achieves the closest possible synthesis of previous research and known documents with the personal, impartial, but profoundly human contribution of a good historian."--New York Times Book Review

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"The definitive account" (Saturday Review) of the battle that paved the way for American involvement in Vietnam . The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.

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