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Read online Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam 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 by Frances FitzGerald

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Title:Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
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ISBN:0316159190
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Number of Pages:512
Category:History, Non fiction, War, Politics, Asia, American history, Military, Military history, Historical, American
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We must consider that we shall be A City Upon a Hill the eyes of all people upon us John Winthrop told his Pilgrim community crossing the Atlantic to found the Massachusetts Bay Colony Four centuries later Americans are still building Cities Upon a Hill br In i Cities on a Hill i Pulitzer Prize winner Frances FitzGerald explores this often eccentric sometimes prophetic inclination in America With characteristic wit and insight she examines four radically different communities a fundamentalist church a guru inspired commune a Sunbelt retirement city and a gay activist community all embodying this visionary drive to shake the past and build anew br Frances FitzGerald here gives eloquent voice and definition to a quintessentially American impulse It is a resonant work of literary imagination and journalistic precision, Using the Star Wars missile defense program as a magnifying glass on his presidency Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Frances FitzGerald gives us a wholly original portrait of Ronald Reagan Drawing on extensive research FitzGerald shows how Reagan managed to get billions in funding for a program that was technologically impossible by exploiting the fears of the American public The Reagan who emerges from FitzGerald s book was a gifted politician with a deep understanding of the national psyche and an executive almost totally disengaged from the policies of his administration Both appalling and funny i Way Out There in the Blue i is the most penetrating study of Reagan s presidency to date, At the age of twenty four Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front Viet Cong battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province Two years later she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked Written between and her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends the horrors of war her yearning for her high school sweetheart and her struggle to prove her loyalty to her country At times raw at times lyrical and youthfully sentimental her voice transcends cultures to speak of her dignity and compassion and of her challenges in the face of the war s ceaseless fury br br The American officer who discovered the diary soon after Dr Tram s death was under standing orders to destroy all documents without military value As he was about to toss it into the flames his Vietnamese translator said to him Don t burn this one It has fire in it already Against regulations the officer preserved the diary and kept it for thirty five years In the spring of a copy made its way to Dr Tram s elderly mother in Hanoi The diary was soon published in Vietnam causing a national sensation Never before had there been such a vivid and personal account of the long ordeal that had consumed the nation s previous generations br br Translated by Andrew X Pham and with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Frances FitzGerald i Last Night I Dreamed of Peace i is an extraordinary document that narrates one woman s personal and political struggles Above all it is a story of hope in the most dire of circumstances told from the perspective of our historic enemy but universal in its power to celebrate and mourn the fragility of human life br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, 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