[Epub] ➤ Fire in the Lake ➥ Frances FitzGerald – Buyphenergan500.us

Fire in the Lake Frances FitzGerald S Landmark History Of Vietnam And The Vietnam War, A Compassionate And Penetrating Account Of The Collision Of Two Societies That Remain Untranslatable To One Another New York Times Book Review This Magisterial Work, Based On Frances FitzGerald S Many Years Of Research And Travels, Takes Us Inside The History Of Vietnam The Traditional, Ancestor Worshiping Villages, The Conflicts Between Communists And Anti Communists, Catholics And Buddhists, Generals And Monks, The Disruption Created By French Colonialism, And America S Ill Fated Intervention And Reveals The Country As Seen Through Vietnamese Eyes Originally Published In 1972, FIRE IN THE LAKE Was The First History Of Vietnam Written By An American, And Subsequently Won The Pulitzer Prize, The Bancroft Prize, And The National Book Award With A Clarity And Insight Unrivaled By Any Author Before It Or Since, Frances FitzGerald Illustrates How America Utterly And Tragically Misinterpreted The Realities Of Vietnam.

[Epub] ➤ Fire in the Lake  ➥ Frances FitzGerald – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • Fire in the Lake
  • Frances FitzGerald
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 0316159190

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➤ Fire in the Lake ➥ Frances FitzGerald – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Outstanding analysis of the Vietnamese people and the American War from Frances FitzGerald written in 1972, so 3 years before the fall of Saigon A triple crown winner Bancroft Prize, National Book Award and Pulitzer , it is an impressive piece of scholarship and analysis As stated in the title, the book is split into two parts the first par...


  2. says:

    This book is like drinking from a firehose I am taking the entire year of 2007 to study Vietnam Fire in the Lake is my 7th book and thank god I read the other ones first There is so much information in this book that you will be blown away by just the shere volume of the history and politics surrounding Vietnam Frances Fitzgerald does a thorough job of dissecting Vietnam and presenting it to the reader all the way ...


  3. says:

    Oh, how I wish this was not the first history I read of the Vietnam war Having lived through the era, I had a naive hope that I would have some basic understanding of events and would be able to follow the author s arguments reasonably well I was wrong Another reviewer here likened reading Fire in the Lake to drinking from a fire hose, and I wholeheartedly agree FitzGerald unleashes a torrent of statistics, quotes, and scholarship embedded in a rigorous sociological perspective and never let Oh, how I wish this was not the first history I read of the Vietnam war Having lived through the era, I had a naive hope that I would have some basic understanding of events and would be able to follow the author s arguments reasonably well I was wrong Another reviewer here likened reading Fire in the Lake to drinking from a fire hose, and I wholeheartedly agree FitzGerald unleashes a torrent of statistics, quotes, and scholarship embedded in a rigorous sociological perspective and never lets up She harks back repeatedly to her central thesis, which is that Vietnamese society was is so foreign, so completely based on different principles and assumptions, that the Americans hadn t a prayer to intervening successf...


  4. says:

    One day in the late 1970s, while attending the University of North Dakota, I was told by an older student who had spent his youth and his innocence as an American GI busting his hump across South Vietnam, that this was the best book ever written about America s involvement in Southeast Asia Here I am, some 40 years later, much older than he was then, finally learning the truth of his sage advice Fire in the Lake The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam is thoughtful, incisive, and pass One day in the late 1970s, while attending the University of North Dakota, I was told by an older student who had spent his youth and his innocence as an American GI busting his hump across South Vietnam, that this was the best book ever written about America s involvement in Southeast A...


  5. says:

    Nam s Bad HabitI first became aware of Fire in the Lake shortly after it received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize Knowing that it was the definitive political social cultural history of modern Viet Nam I purchased it immediately I then proceeded to carry it around with me, packing un packing it for the next 20 years, without once cracking it open to even purview it Disappointed with my resolve I sold it in a garage sale Move forward another 15 years or so I see it marked down in a book s Nam s Bad HabitI first became aware of Fire in the Lake shortly after it received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize Knowing that it was the definitive political social cultural history of modern Viet Nam I purchased it immediately I then proceeded to carry it around with me, packing un packing it for the next 20 years, without once cracking it open to even ...


  6. says:

    Wonderfully insightful and engagingly written book about the delusions that led US leaders to commit American ground and air forces to war in Vietnam.Triple Crown winner Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and Bancroft Prize Not too many of them.


  7. says:

    Written as the Vietnam War was ongoing, it takes the time to examine the Vietnamese and their national psyche without losing perspective I assumed that it would reflect the immediate bias and make assumptions of reader knowledge, but the author avoided that.


  8. says:

    Review How did America lose the Vietnam War How could the most powerful nation in world history fail to subdue a small, rural country that had already spentthan a century under colonial rule Most of the answers I ve heard to this question relate to the broader context of the Cold War The support from the Soviet Union and China was decisive, or domestic dissent from the Communist sympathizing left forced a premature American withdrawal.In contrast, Fitzgerald focuses almost exclusively on Review How did America lose the Vietnam War How could the most powerful nation in world history fail to subdue a small, rural country that had already spentthan a century under colonial rule Most of the answers I ve heard to this question relate to the broader context of the Cold War The support from the Soviet Union and China was decisive, or domestic dissent from the Communist sympathizing left forced a premature American withdrawal.In contrast, Fitzgerald focuses almost exclusively on Vietnamese politics, history, and culture to explain why the war was always unwinnable Notably, this isn t a post hoc justification, but a true prediction the book was written in 1971, 4 years before North Vietnamese t...


  9. says:

    Francis FitzGerald s Fire in the Lake 1972 is a classic analysis of Vietnam s history and culture Written as the Vietnam War was winding down, it received the Pulitzer Prize as well as other major awards That I have not read it until now, forty five years later, testifies to a dismally woeful education But to read it now, when I have a slightly better grasp of the issues, is very satisfying This is a book that should have beenheavily incorporated into the recent The Viet Nam War 2 Francis Fit...


  10. says:

    Parts of this are extremely satisfying Her understanding of the Buddhist resistance is lucidfrom its early verve to its suicidal dissipation Her use of the Prospero and Caliban analogy is very compelling Parts get tediously mired in detail Good on her for being thorough, but some of this stuff doesn t age so well Vietnamese politics is not so interesting when dissected so, and she is at times redundant.She s remarkably impartial in describing American behavior, but less so when describin Parts of this are extremely satisfying Her understanding of the Buddhist resistance is lucidfrom its early verve to its suicidal dissipation Her use of the Prospero and Caliban analogy is very compelling Parts get tediously mired in detail Good on her for being thorough, but some of this stuff doesn t age so well Vietnamese politics is not so interesting when dissected so, and she is at times redundant.She s remarkably impartial in describing American behavior, but less so when describing the Vietnamese American relationship Perhaps she strived too hard to appear impartial, and th...

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