Revisit the Vietnam Wars with Lecture Series from MPL

Ngo Dinh Diem

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will share the third lecture in his year-long series on The Vietnam Wars at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at our Main Branch.

He’ll look at the period from the end of the French war in Indochina to the fall of Ngo Dinh Diem’s government in 1963. He’ll also track the United States’ growing involvement in the region and explain how the conflict in Vietnam came to dominate American foreign policy and domestic affairs.

The lecture is free to attend, and registration is required. You can sign up on our website or call us (440) 255-8811 ext. 247. Both of the previous lectures in Foster’s series can be viewed in their entirety on our website:

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

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