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KC History: What Led To Vietnam

Aug 31, 2012

How did America end up in Vietnam? Coming up on Central Standard Friday, a look at the 40 years of political, military and diplomatic decisions that led to U.S. involvement in Indochina, going back to Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

For this show, history host Monroe Dodd speaks with Fred Logevall about new book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam.

Fred Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell

You can see Professor Logevall speak at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Library on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. More info here.