Fredrik Logevall

Review Essay
Nov/Dec
2012
Fredrik Logevall

A pathbreaking history of the Vietnam War reveals that the Northern government was far more divided and discouraged than commonly believed. Yet the fact remains that the United States and its allies in the South always faced very long odds of success.

Capsule Review
Sept/Oct
2012
Lawrence D. Freedman

These two books describe how the United States’ role in former French Indochina developed during the 1950s; they are, in essence, pre-histories of the Vietnam War.