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Lang, Janet M. 1948-

Works: 7 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,615 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Biography  Interviews  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet M Lang
The fog of war : lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by James G Blight( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert S. McNamara's controversial opinions, policies, and actions have led to a firestorm of debate from the end of World War I, through the course of World War II, to the unfolding of the Cold War in Cuba, Vietnam, and around the world
The armageddon letters : Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban missile crisis by James G Blight( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis brought human civilization to the brink of destruction. On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Organized around the letters exchanged among the leaders as the crisis developed and augmented with many personal details of the circumstances under which they were written, considered, and received, Blight and Lang poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities faced in Washington, Moscow, and Havana. The result is a revolving stage that allows the reader to experience the Cuban missile crisis as never before--through the eyes of each leader as they move through the crisis. The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis transports the reader back to October 1962, telling a story as gripping as any fictional apocalyptic novel."--Publisher's website
Vietnam if Kennedy had lived : virtual JFK by James G Blight( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated what if in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in 1963. Drawing on a wealth of recently declassified documents, frank oral testimony of White House officials from both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the analysis of top historians, this book presents compelling evidence that JFK was ready to end U.S. involvement well before the conflict escalated. With vivid immediacy, readers will feel they are in the president's war room as the debates raged that forever changed the course of American history and continue to affect us profoundly as the shadows of Vietnam stretch into Iraq
Virtual JFK Vietnam if Kennedy had lived( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does it matter who is President of the United States when it comes to issues of war and peace? It explores this question by investigating one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964? The film employs what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the plausibility of counterfactuals--"what ifs"--The outcomes they might have produced. Drawing on unusual archival footage from presidential libraries and the National Archives, along with newly deciphered audio tapes and other documentary evidence, the film draws our attention to six highly charged crises Kennedy faced in which many, or most, of his advisers counseled war: The Bay of Pigs, The Laos Crisis, the Berlin Crisis, the Showdown over Vietnam, The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Withdrawal from Vietnam"--Container
Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 by James G Blight( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flash points from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, this book reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place
Assessing compliance before randomization : effects on power and generalizability by Janet M Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zero the surprising and unambiguous policy relevance of the Cuban missile crisis by James G Blight( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fog of war : lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara
Alternative Names
랭, 재닛 M

English (35)

Vietnam if Kennedy had lived : virtual JFK