Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard Fall

Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard Fall is an account of the battle of Battle of Dien Bien Phu which if you want to read a metaphor for Ukraine in 2022, with all the attendant military, diplomatic, and political complexities, well, here it is. Including possibilities of nuclear weapons and escalation. The account is exhaustive: the kind of book you skim and read selective chapters or sections, rather than straight through.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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