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

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was President of the United States when the Cold War was at its height, with crises developing over West Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam. Yet most works have focused on the myth of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Freedman
ISBN: 0195134532 9780195134537
OCLC Number: 449868710
Description: XX, 528 str. : ilustr. ; 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 assasination --
Kennedy to Johnson.
Responsibility: Lawrence Freedman.

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