Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina (Compact Disc)

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By Bernard B. Fall, Derek Perkins (Narrated by)
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In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

About the Author

Bernard B. Fall (d. 1967) was a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia. His books include "Hell in a Very Small Place" and "Last Reflections on a War." He was killed while covering Vietnam.

A native of the United Kingdom, "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452613178
ISBN-10: 1452613176
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: May 13th, 2013
Language: English