Fredrik Logevall

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Fredrik Logevall


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Stockholm, Sweden
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Fredrik Logevall is Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard University. A specialist on U.S. foreign-relations history and modern international history, he is the author or editor of nine books, including Embers of War, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize.

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Embers of War: The Fall of ...

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JFK: Coming of Age in the A...

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A People & A Nation (A Hist...

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Choosing War: The Lost Chan...

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The Origins of the Vietnam War

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Terrorism and 9/11: A Reader

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“Jack was lying in bed, very pale, which highlighted the freckles across his nose. He was so surrounded by books I could hardly see him. I was very impressed, because at that point this very young child was reading The World Crisis, by Winston Churchill.”
Fredrik Logevall, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

“Even those who saw only a part of the country witnessed so much that was new to them—the vast deltas, the astonishingly eroded limestone peaks, the sand-dune coastal forests, the forest mosaics and savannalike grassland. Many wrote home with vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna, the countless species they had never seen before. Many commented on the sheer luster of the place, of the seemingly infinite number of shades of green, in the rice paddies, the grasses, the palms, the rubber trees with their green oval leaves, the pine trees on faraway hills.”
Fredrik Logevall, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

“Try as U.S. officials might to get him to broaden his government, to show more sensitivity to the needs of his people, to show greater tolerance for the expression of political opposition, they got nowhere. Instead Diem, his utter confidence in his own political instincts wholly unimpaired, turned increasingly inward, relying almost exclusively on an ever-shrinking circle of confidants headed by his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu. More than ever, personal loyalty, rather than ability and efficiency, became the criterion for promotion and reward.”
Fredrik Logevall, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

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