STREET WITHOUT JOY. The classic work by Bernard Fall. Reprinted in HARDCOVER by popular demand!! 'A poignant, angry, articulate book of the French debacle in Indochina.' The French battle in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia.
Street Without Joy. Classic by Bernard Fall. Perhaps the finest work ever written on the courage and death of the French military in Indochina (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia). Reprinted numerous times by popular demand!!
In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage 8-year conflict in which French forces in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam suffered a staggering defeat & 172,000 casualties by the Vietnamese Communists. Fall draws the reader into midst of battle in the destruction of Mobile Group 100 (French and Korean) near Ban Me Thuot, the slaughter of Mobile Group 42 near Pleiku, the siege and fall of Dien Bien Phu, and more. 34 detailed maps. 41 rare photos. 10 drawings. 416 pages.
"A poignant, angry, articulate book of the French debacle in Indochina"___NEWSWEEK.
"Mr. Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event . . . the vast panorama of the Indochina struggle emerges with graphic impact in his volume."___The New York Times Book Review
Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia: a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict-ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu-in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. With its frontline perspective, vivid reporting, and careful analysis, Street without Joy was required reading for policymakers in Washington and GIs in the field and is now considered a classic.