Table of Contents
   Prefacep. xi
   Prologue: A Vietnamese in Parisp. 3
   Liberations, 1940-1945
      "The Empire Is with Us!"p. 23
      The Anti-Imperialistp. 44
      Crossroadsp. 67
      "All Men Are Created Equal"p. 92
   Colonial Struggle, 1946-1949
      The Warrior Monkp. 123
      The Sparkp. 147
      War Without Frontsp. 167
      "If I Accepted These Terms I'd Be a Coward"p. 189
   East Meets West, 1949-1953
      "The Center of the Cold War"p. 217
      Attack on the RC4p. 238
      King Jeanp. 260
      The Quiet Englishmanp. 293
      The Turning Point That Didn't Turnp. 311
      Eisenhower in Chargep. 334
      Navarre's American Planp. 353
   The Cauldron, 1953-1954
      Arena of the Godsp. 381
      "We Have the Impression They Are Going to Attack Tonight"p. 403
      "Vietnam Is a Part of the World"p. 426
      America Wants Inp. 454
      Dulles Versus Edenp. 481
      Valley of Tearsp. 510
   Peace of a Kind, 1954
      With Friends Like Thesep. 549
      "We Must Go Fast"p. 577
      "I Have Seen Destiny Bend to That Will"p. 595
   Seizing the Torch, 1954-1959
      "We Have No Other Choice but to Win Here"p. 617
      Miracle Manp. 649
      Things Fall Apartp. 674
   Epilogue: Different Dreams, Same Footstepsp. 702
   Acknowledgmentsp. 715
   Notesp. 719
   Further Readingp. 797
   Photo Creditsp. 803
   Indexp. 805