Indochinese War, 1946-1954
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Quiet American by Graham Greene and Robert Stone. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 12, 2010 — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ted Morgan's Valley of Death is the story of the brutal conflict — a fight led by the French to re-establish colonial rule in Vietnam — that led to the Vietnam War. The battle of Dien Bien Phu lasted months, but the fallout lasted decades.
Apr 21, 2008 — Can we learn from our past mistakes? Pico Iyer finds modern meaning in Graham Greene's novel about a naive American who arrives in a foreign place full of ideas about democracy, and how he can teach an ancient culture a better, "American" way of doing things.