Street without Joy by Bernard B. Fall audiobook

Street without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina

By Bernard B. Fall
Read by Derek Perkins

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13.18 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781452683171

In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

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In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A dramatic treatment of a historic event . . . the vast panorama of the Indochina struggle emerges with graphic impact. The New York Times Book Review
“A dramatic treatment of a historic event…the vast panorama of the Indochina struggle emerges with graphic impact.” New York Times Book Review
“A poignant, angry, articulate book.” Newsweek
“British narrator Derek Perkins…provides an admirable reading of a remarkable story and an important piece of history.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Bernard B. Fall

Author Bio: Bernard B. Fall

Bernard B. Fall (1926-1967) was a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia. His books include Hell in a Very Small Place and Last Reflections on a War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English