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Author: Bernard B. Fall Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781515980933
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Like Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu—a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war—marked a historic turning point. By the end of the fifty-six-day siege, a determined Viet Minh guerrilla force had destroyed a large, tactical French colonial army in the heart of Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese victory would not only end French occupation of Indochina and offer a sobering premonition of the U.S.‘s future military defeat in the region, but would also provide a new model of modern warfare in which size and sophistication didn’t always dictate victory. Before his death in Vietnam in 1967, Bernard Fall, a critically acclaimed scholar and reporter, drew upon declassified documents from the French Defense Ministry and interviews with thousands of surviving French and Vietnamese soldiers to weave a compelling account of the key battle of Dien Bien Phu. With Fall’s thorough and insightful analysis, Hell in a Very Small Place has become one of the benchmarks in war reportage.

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  • A thorough account of a brave, sanguinary battle that has since turned out to have immense historic importance. The New Yorker

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About the Author

Bernard B. Fall (1926-1967) was a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia. His books include Hell in a Very Small Place and Last Reflections on a War.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.