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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date April 17, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780306811579
ISBN-10 030681157X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the acclaimed scholar and reporter, a thorough and revealing account of the historic turning point in Vietnam's long struggle--the 1954 battle for Dien Bien Phu

Like Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu--a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war--marked a historic turning point. By the end of the 56-day siege, a determined Viet Minh guerrilla force had destroyed a large, tactical French colonial army in the heart of Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese victory would not only end French occupation of Indochina and offer a sobering premonition of the U.S.'s future military defeat in the region, but would also provide a new model of modern warfare on which size and sophistication didn't always dictate victory.

Before his death in Vietnam in 1967, Bernard Fall, a critically acclaimed scholar and reporter, drew upon declassified documents from the French Defense Ministry and interviews with thousands of surviving French and Vietnamese soldiers to weave a compelling account of the key battle of Dien Bien Phu. With maps highlighting the strategic points of conflict, with thirty-two pages of photos, and with Fall's thorough and insightful analysis, Hell in a Very Small Place has become one of the benchmarks in war reportage.


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Reprint edition from Da Capo Pr (April 17, 2002)
9780306811579 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $22.00
About: From the acclaimed scholar and reporter, a thorough and revealing account of the historic turning point in Vietnam's long struggle--the 1954 battle for Dien Bien PhuLike Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu--a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war--marked a historic turning point.
With Alfredo Le Pera (other contributor), Stephen Primatic (other contributor), Carlos Gardel (other contributor) | from Da Capo Pr (April 1, 1985)
9780306802317 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $20.00
This edition also contains Por Una Cabeza: Grade Level: 4 (Medium Difficult)
About: The siege of Dien Bien Phu, in which a guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French colonial army, must rank with Waterloo, Gettysburg, Midway, Stalingrad, and Tet as one of the decisive battles in military history.

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