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Kaiser, David E. 1947-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 11,514 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043373
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Kaiser
American tragedy : Kennedy, Johnson, and the origins of the Vietnam War by David E Kaiser( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fought as fiercely by politicians and the public as by troops in Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War, its origins, its conduct, its consequences, is still being contested. In what will become the classic account, based on newly opened archival sources, David Kaiser rewrites what we know about this conflict. Reviving and expanding a venerable tradition of political, diplomatic, and military history, he shows not only why we entered the war but also why our efforts were doomed to fail. American Tragedy is the first book to draw on complete official documentation to tell the full story of how we became involved in Vietnam, and the story it tells decisively challenges widely held assumptions about the roles of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. Using an enormous range of source materials from these administrations, Kaiser shows how the policies that led to the war were developed during Eisenhower's tenure and nearly implemented in the closing days of his administration in response to a crisis in Laos; how Kennedy immediately reversed course on Laos and refused for three years to follow recommendations for military action in Southeast Asia; and how Eisenhower's policies reemerged in the military intervention mounted by the Johnson administration. As he places these findings in the context of the Cold War and broader American objectives, Kaiser offers the best analysis to date of the actual beginnings of the war in Vietnam, the impact of the American advisory mission from 1962 through 1965, and the initial strategy of General Westmoreland. A deft re-creation of the deliberations, actions, and deceptions that brought two decades of post-World War II confidence to an ignominious end, American Tragedy offers unparalleled insight into the Vietnam War at home and abroad, and into American foreign policy in the 1960s. Based on newly opened archival sources, American Tragedy draws on complete official documentation to tell the full story of how the US became involved in Vietnam, and decisively challenges widely held assumptions about the roles of Eisenhower, Kennedy, & Johnson
The road to Dallas : the assassination of John F. Kennedy by David E Kaiser( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the JFK assassination and its aftermath cannot be fully understood without fully grasping the U.S. government's campaign against organized crime and the furtive quest to eliminate Fidel Castro
Politics and war : European conflict from Philip II to Hitler by David E Kaiser( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this daring and wide-ranging work, David Kaiser looks at four hundred years of modern European history to find the political causes of general war. In four distinct periods (1559-1659, 1661-1713, 1792-1815, 1914-1945) he shows how war became a natural function of politics, a logical consequence of contemporary political behavior. Rather than fighting simply to expand, states in each era fought wars for specific political and economic reasons, in particular ways, and with particular consequences."--Jacket
Postmortem : new evidence in the case of Sacco and Vanzetti by William Young( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamines the 1921 murder case that resulted in the execution of the two anarchists, argues that they were innocent, and suggests a possible solution to the crime
Economic diplomacy and the origins of the Second World War : Germany, Britain, France, and Eastern Europe, 1930-1939 by David E Kaiser( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren beskriver Nazitysklands gede handel med steuropa i perioden 1930 - 1939 og konkluderer, at Tyskland på denne måde opnåede get politisk indflydelse i de steuropiske lande, medens Storbritannien og Frankrig forspildte denne mulighed fordi begge lande udenrigspolitisk og handelspolitisk prioriterede anderledes
No end save victory : how FDR led the nation into war by David E Kaiser( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the challenges faced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the first 100 days of his presidency as well as highlights the preparations he put into place, including military expansions, that ultimately enabled the United States to be victorious in World War II
Epic season : the 1948 American League pennant race by David E Kaiser( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a year in which no team ever led the league by as many as four games, these three teams, [the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees], eventually found themselves in a tie with just nine days to go, and the season had to be extended to decide the race."--Cover
The Great ideas today, 1976( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson, and the origins of the Johnson, and the origins of the Vietnam War by David E Kaiser( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Dallas the assassination of John F by David E Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American tragedy Kennedy, Johnson, and the origins of the Vienam War by David E Kaiser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] draw[s] on ... official documentation to tell the full story of how the United States became involved in Vietnam - and the story it tells decisively challenges widely held assumptions about the roles of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. Using newly opened archival sources, [the author] ... revives and expands a ... tradition of political, diplomatic, and military history to offer the best analysis to date of the actual beginnings of the war in Vietnam. -Back cover
Hitler and the coming of the war by David E Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Follow-up study of forty-two "recovered" ex-patients of the Greater Detroit Council on Alcoholism by Roland Curtis( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kriege in Europa : Machtpolitik von Philipp II. bis Hitler by David E Kaiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scrapbook and miscellaneous papers relating to the Sacco-Vanzetti case and trial by Francis Russell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scrapbook of articles and book reviews regarding his Tragedy in Dedham (1962). With two letters from James T. Farrell (1976 Aug. 30-31, New York City) containing reminiscences of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial, politics in the 1920s, anarchism and liberalism, and other matters. Includes copies of correspondence between Frank J. Trabucco (Boston Commissioner of Public Safety) and David E. Kaiser of Carnegie Mellon University, 1982. There is a second set of clippings of reviews and notices of Russell's Sacco & Vanzetti: the case resolved (1986), with related letters (1986 March 1-31) from Daniel Bell, Stephen Downes, and Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. With a letter from Russell to Prof. Richard Newby, 1988
 
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Alternative Names
David E. Kaiser American historian

David E. Kaiser amerikansk historikar

David E. Kaiser amerikansk historiker

David E. Kaiser US-amerikanischer Historiker (* 1947)

Kaiser, D.E. 1947-

Kaiser, David.

Kaiser, David 1947-

Kaiser, David E.

Languages
English (86)

German (1)

Covers
The road to Dallas : the assassination of John F. KennedyPolitics and war : European conflict from Philip II to HitlerPostmortem : new evidence in the case of Sacco and VanzettiEpic season : the 1948 American League pennant raceJohnson, and the origins of the Johnson, and the origins of the Vietnam WarThe road to Dallas the assassination of John F