Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina
By Bernard B. Fall
Why this book?
Bernard Fall's Street Without Joy is a classic account of the First Indochina War (1946-1954) and a key to understanding America’s future involvement. The author writes with first-hand knowledge and tells a compelling story of savagery, arrogance, and last-stand bravery at Dien Ben Phu. Street Without Joy highlights the mistakes a large high-tech army can make when fighting less sophisticated guerrilla forces. Bernard Fall told us what to expect in the jungles of Southeast Asia, but too few of our generals and politicians heeded the admonition.
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