Street without Joy
The French Debacle in Indochina
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|Format: ||Paperback, 416 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||48 b/w photos, 7 drawings, 29 maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 20 October 2005|
A poignant, angry, articulate book Newsweek 'Mr Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event graphic impact New York Times Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street Without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict, ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. Street Without Joy was required reading for policymakers in Washington and GIs in the field and is now considered a classic.
About the Author
Bernard Fall was born in France and fought with the French Resistance during World War II. While travelling in Vietnam in 1967, he was killed by a Vietcong explosive. His other works include Hell in a Very Small Place and Last Reflections on a War.
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