Table of Contents for Embers of War : The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam


Preface xi
Prologue: A Vietnamese in Paris 3(20)
PART ONE LIBERATIONS, 1940--1945
1 "The Empire Is with Us!"
23(21)
2 The Anti-Imperialist
44(23)
3 Crossroads
67(25)
4 "All Men Are Created Equal"
92(31)
PART TWO COLONIAL STRUGGLE, 1946--1949
5 The Warrior Monk
123(24)
6 The Spark
147(20)
7 War Without Fronts
167(22)
8 "If I Accepted These Terms I'd Be a Coward"
189(28)
PART THREE EAST MEETS WEST, 1949--1953
9 "The Center of the Cold War"
217(21)
10 Attack on the RC4
238(22)
11 King Jean
260(33)
12 The Quiet Englishman
293(18)
13 The Turning Point That Didn't Turn
311(23)
14 Eisenhower in Charge
334(19)
15 Navarre's American Plan
353(28)
PART FOUR THE CAULDRON, 1953--1954
16 Arena of the Gods
381(22)
17 "We Have the Impression They Are Going to Attack Tonight"
403(23)
18 "Vietnam Is a Part of the World"
426(28)
19 America Wants In
454(27)
20 Dulles Versus Eden
481(29)
21 Valley of Tears
510(39)
PART FIVE PEACE OF A KIND, 1954
22 With Friends Like These
549(28)
23 "We Must Go Fast"
577(18)
24 "I Have Seen Destiny Bend to That Will"
595(22)
PART SIX SEIZING THE TORCH, 1954--1959
25 "We Have No Other Choice but to Win Here"
617(32)
26 Miracle Man
649(25)
27 Things Fall Apart
674(28)
Epilogue: Different Dreams, Same Footsteps 702(13)
Acknowledgments 715(4)
Notes 719(78)
Further Reading 797(6)
Photo Credits 803(2)
Index 805