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Into the quagmire : Lyndon Johnson and the escalation of the Vietnam War

Author: Brian VanDeMark
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In November of 1964, as Lyndon Johnson celebrated his landslide victory over Barry Goldwater, the government of South Vietnam lay in a shambles. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor described it as a country beset by "chronic factionalism, civilian-military suspicion and distrust, absence of national spirit and motivation, lack of cohesion in the social structure, lack of experience in the conduct of government." Virtually no  Read more...
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Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian VanDeMark
ISBN: 0195065069 9780195065060 0195096509 9780195096507
OCLC Number: 21078778
Description: xvi, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: To the crossroads in Vietnam --
"The day of reckoning is coming" --
"Stable government or no stable government" --
"A bear by the tail" --
"Where are we going?" --
"If I were Ho Chi Minh, I would never negotiate" --
"What in the world is happening?" --
"Can you stop it?" --
"Better 'n owl."
Responsibility: Brian VanDeMark.
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This book is a record of how President Lyndon Johnson escalated American participation in the Vietnam War from the election of 1964, in which Johnson pledged not to involve American troops deeply in  Read more...

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A fascinating examination of presidential decision-making at the outset of the Vietnam War...A fine and convincing revisionist analysis. Kirkus Reviews

 
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