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by Frances FitzGerald

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam download ebook
ISBN:
0316159190
ISBN13:
978-0316159197
Author:
Frances FitzGerald
Publisher:
Back Bay Books; 58881st edition (July 17, 2002)
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496 pages
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1225 kb
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1923 kb
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4.3

Fire in the Lake book.

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Praise for Frances FitzGerald’s FIRE IN THE LAKE The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam Winner of the . Fire in the Lake is a thoughtful book written in quality prose

Praise for Frances FitzGerald’s FIRE IN THE LAKE The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam Winner of the National Book Award Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Bancroft. Fire in the Lake is a thoughtful book written in quality prose. Without claiming to be authoritative, it touches on most of the subjects that are likely to concern specialists of Vietnam for years to come. David G. Marr, Journal of Asian Studies. One of the best descriptions and analyses of Vietnam ever published in English.

Frances FitzGerald's landmark history of Vietnam and the Vietnam War, "A compassionate an. .Originally published in 1972, FIRE IN THE LAKE was the first history of Vietnam written by an American, and subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. With a clarity and insight unrivaled by any author before it or since, Frances FitzGerald illustrates how America utterly and tragically misinterpreted the realities of Vietnam. What Our Readers Are Saying.

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972) is a book by American journalist Frances FitzGerald (1940-) about Vietnam, its history and national character, and the United States warfare there

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972) is a book by American journalist Frances FitzGerald (1940-) about Vietnam, its history and national character, and the United States warfare there. It was initially published by both Little, Brown and Company and Back Bay Publishing

and monks -and reveals the country as seen through Vietnamese eyes. With a clarity and authority unrivaled by any book before it or since, Fire in the Lake shows how America utterly and tragically misinterpreted the realities of Vietnam.

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam,’ by Frances Fitzgerald. Vietnam’s society - and pave the way for the revolution that the author sees as the only salvation.

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Frances FitzGerald was born in New York City, the only daughter of Desmond FitzGerald, an attorney on Wall Street, and socialite Marietta Peabody.

For a distinguished book by an American which is not eligible for consideration in.Portions of Fire in the Lake were serialized by The New Yorker in the summer of 1972. Vietnam I: Fire in the Lake" (July 1, 1972).

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, by Frances FitzGerald (Little). Vietnam II: Sovereign of Discord" (July 8, 1972). Vietnam III: A Cave on Karl Marx Mountain" (July 15, 1972). Vietnam IV: Johnson's Dilemma" (July 22, 1972).

Frances FitzGerald's landmark history of Vietnam and the Vietnam War, "A compassionate and penetrating account of the collision of two societies that remain untranslatable to one another." (New York Times Book Review)This magisterial work, based on Frances FitzGerald's many years of research and travels, takes us inside the history of Vietnam--the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages, the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists, Catholics and Buddhists, generals and monks, the disruption created by French colonialism, and America's ill-fated intervention--and reveals the country as seen through Vietnamese eyes. Originally published in 1972, FIRE IN THE LAKE was the first history of Vietnam written by an American, and subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. With a clarity and insight unrivaled by any author before it or since, Frances FitzGerald illustrates how America utterly and tragically misinterpreted the realities of Vietnam.
Reviews:
  • Wel
I learned so much about Vietnam reading this book. It really made think about the tremendous human cost on both sides of the war. I visited Vietnam after reading the book and really had a different perspective about the people and their determination.
  • Itiannta
Its very interesting, however, it is a lot like required reading and of course your professor wrote the book. Although the main points are repeated several times throughout, the fact that remember that era from the 10th grade on, made it easier for me to follow. I must say I really enjoyed the book. Right or wrong, I served in country.
  • Ucantia
I am an expat, currently living in Vietnam, and this book was really an eye opener for me. The author makes clarifies a lot about the culture, and specifically the differences (and similarities!) between the various regions in Vietnam. It is by no means a recent book, but I find that the cultural divisions FitzGerald presents are still so present...
  • Qusicam
Good information about various aspects of the war and its origins. But a little lopsided as if the US was the stupid bad guy. In other words not written neutral.
  • Cordalas
Tremendous! A must read if you have any interest in Vietnam, it's history, and how the U.S. got involved and was involved.
  • misery
An indepth, extremely readable and absorbing book about Vietnamese culture, and the circumstances that helped a small country with a shrewd cadre of fighters to overcome the might of the U.S. Once you read this you begin to see how horribly detrimental the lies our government told the public for years helped continue a senseless killing of thousands of young lives. The U.S. was wrong, dead wrong, in every single way in its tactics fighting this war. It was unwinnable.
  • Talrajas
A long and agonizing read but worth every hour since I now understand far more about Vietnam history and culture and appreciate what the US stumbled into and why it did not work out as we planned.
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