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Pick up the book, start reading and be transported back in time to Indochina.
Although Mr. Fall supported our presence in Vietnam, i.e. stop the Reds, he didn't think we could win unless we learned from the French experience.
Back in the early 1960s someone should have given our American politicians Bernard Fall's book titled Street Without Joy.
I met Bernard B Fall at CP JJ Carrol in VIETNAM 1967. He stayed in our tent ,and was a very friendly person. Enjoyed reading this Book and recommend it very highly.Published 3 days ago by WILD BILL
A Masterpiece. I read it while a senior in high school in 1962. Even then, it was fascinating. Reread it then and many times as the US slipped into the abyss. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Engineer Mike
If one is researching the Vietnam War, this book is a must have. To understand how and why the U.S. strategy failed, one must look back to the failed French campaign to retain... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Publius
Didn't anybody making policy in Vietnam in '64 and '65 read this? Obviously not.Published 1 month ago by P. Pruett
Nice overview of the French entanglement in south east Asia. Nice scene-setter for his masterpiece, "Hell in a Very Small Place"Published 1 month ago by liamoggordon
Fall gave us an amazing account of the French war in Indochina. It combines a traditional military history with Fall's first-person journal accounts of his travels with the French... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hugo Johnson