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In Retrospect : The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

Author: Robert S McNamara; Brian VanDeMark; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, McNamara analyzes the Vietnam War and his role in it.
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McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009.
In retrospect.
New York : Times Books, c1995
(OCoLC)623501974
Named Person: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S McNamara; Brian VanDeMark; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0812925238 9780812925234 0712676821 9780712676823
OCLC Number: 31375622
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: My journey to Washington: June 9, 1916-January 20, 1961 --
The early years: January 19, 1961-August 23, 1963 --
The fateful fall of 1963: August 24-November 22, 1963 --
A time of transition: November 23, 1963-July 29, 1964 --
The Tonkin Gulf resolution: July 30-August 7, 1964 --
The 1964 election and its aftermath: August 8, 1964-January 27, 1965 --
The decision to escalate: January 28-July 28, 1965 --
The Christmas bombing pause, an unsuccessful attempt to move to negotiations: July 29, 1965-January 30, 1966 --
Troubles deepen: January 31, 1966-May 19, 1967 --
Estrangement and departure: May 20, 1967-February 29, 1968 --
The lessons of Vietnam.
Responsibility: Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark.

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The insiders account of the Vietnam War, often called McNamara's War, by the man who was US Secretary of Defense when America invaded Vietnam.  Read more...

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