Street without Joy

Street without Joy : The French Debacle in Indochina

Street without Joy

by Sir Max Hastings

 

Street without Joy by Sir Max Hastings

Street without Joy : The French Debacle in Indochina

First published in 1961 by Stackpole Books, Street without Joy is a classic of military history. Journalist and scholar Bernard Fall vividly captured the sights, sounds, and smells of the brutal-- and politically complicated--conflict between the French and the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists in Indochina. The French fought to the bitter end, but even with the lethal advantages of a modern military, they could not stave off the Viet Minh insurgency of hit-and-run tactics, ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. The final French defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and a far bloodier chapter in Vietnam's history. Fall combined graphic reporting with deep scholarly knowledge of Vietnam and its colonial history in a book memorable in its descriptions of jungle fighting and insightful in its arguments. After more than a half a century in print, Street without Joy remains required reading.

Street without Joy : The French Debacle in Indochina
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 227 x 27.94mm | 598.74g
  • Publication date: 16 Feb 2018
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication City/Country: Mechanicsburg, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 84
  • ISBN10: 0811736547
  • ISBN13: 9780811736541
  • Bestsellers rank: 19,502
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