Embers of War

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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Cover, Embers of War.jpg
Author Fredrik Logevall
Country United States
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Pages 864
ISBN 978-0375504426

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam is a 2012 book by the Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History. It also won the inaugural American Library in Paris Book Award[1] and the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award and was a runner-up for the Cundill Prize. The book covers the Vietnam conflict right from the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference till 1959 when the first Americans soldiers are killed in an ambush near Saigon in Vietnam, focusing on the Indochina War between France and the Viet Minh.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ Allan Kozinn (November 18, 2013). "New Prize Goes to Author of Book on Vietnam". New York Times. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners History". Pulitzer. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Why Were We in Vietnam? ‘Embers of War,’ by Fredrik Logevall". New York Times. September 7, 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fiction Pulitzer Returns and Adam Johnson Wins It Fiction Pulitzer Makes Comeback". The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – via HighBeam (subscription required). April 17, 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.