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Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his thousand-day presidency, John F. Kennedy led America through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive eras. With the Cold War at its height and the threat of communist advances in Europe and the Third World, Kennedy had the unenviable task of sustaining political support at home without leading the western world into a nuclear catastrophe." "In Kennedy's Wars, noted historian Lawrence Freedman
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
ISBN: 0195134532 9780195134537 9780195152432 0195152433
OCLC Number: 43118283
Description: xx, 528 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Liberal anticommunism --
Beyond massive retaliation --
The third world alternative --
Policies and people --
The new strategy --
To Vienna and back --
The Berlin anomaly --
A contest of resolve --
The wall --
Tests and tension --
Flexible response --
Berlin to Cuba --
Removing Castro --
A deniable plan --
An undeniable fiasco --
Still Castro --
Mongoose --
Searching for missiles --
The options debated --
Blockade --
Military steps --
Political steps --
The denouement --
A crisis managed --
Aftermath --
Back to square one --
The Sino-Soviet split --
Toward a test ban --
The test ban treaty --
Measured response --
Counterinsurgency --
Laos --
Commitment without combat --
Deciding not to decide --
The Taylor report --
Decisions --
The influence of Laos --
In the dark --
Coersion and clients --
Diem's assassination --
Kennedy to Johnson.
Responsibility: Lawrence Freedman.
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