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Fire in the Lake

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Fire in the Lake

The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

By Frances Fitzgerald

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316159197, 512pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2002

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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 More... 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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