Fire in the Lake by Frances FitzGerald audiobook

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

By Frances FitzGerald
Read by Jeff Bottoms

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316284233
22.52 Hours Unabridged
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This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald’s own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam—into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists, Catholics and Buddhists, generals 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.

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Summary

Summary

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald’s own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam—into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists, Catholics and Buddhists, generals 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The richest kind of contemporary history…Superb.” New York Times Books of the Century
“Remains essential reading thirty years after its initial publication.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Frances FitzGerald

Author Bio: Frances FitzGerald

Frances FitzGerald is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and a prize from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America; Fire in the Lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam; America Revised: History School Books in the Twentieth Century; Cities on a Hill: A Journey through Contemporary American Cultures; Way Out in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War; and Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth. She has written for the New Yorker, Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Review of Books, Nation, Rolling Stone, and Esquire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 22.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English