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Vietnam if Kennedy had lived : virtual JFK

Author: James G Blight; Janet M Lang; David A Welch
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
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Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated what if in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in 1963. Drawing on a wealth of recently declassified documents, frank oral testimony of White House officials from both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the analysis of top historians, this book presents  Read more...
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Named Person: John F Kennedy; Lyndon B Johnson; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Janet M Lang; David A Welch
ISBN: 9780742556997 0742556999 9780742557659 0742557650
OCLC Number: 272305584
Description: xv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Whither Vietnam, if Kennedy had lived? --
Why Kennedy, Johnson, and Vietnam? Why now? --
Who's who at the Musgrove Conference --
What JFK decided: November 1961 --
What JFK decided: October-November 1963 --
What LBJ decided: the "Long 1964" --
Virtual JFK, not counterfactual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy had lived --
Does it matter who is president in matters of war and peace? A tale of three choices.
Responsibility: James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, and David A. Welch.

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Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated what if in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in 1963. Drawing on a wealth of recently declassified documents, frank oral testimony of White House officials from both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the analysis of top historians, this book presents compelling evidence that JFK was ready to end U.S. involvement well before the conflict escalated. With vivid immediacy, readers will feel they are in the president's war room as the debates raged that forever changed the course of American history and continue to affect us profoundly as the shadows of Vietnam stretch into Iraq.

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Informative and at times exhilarating; recommended for academic collections. Library Journal 20090301 John F. Kennedy's unrealized Vietnam strategy gets a comprehensive workout in this volume... The Read more...

 
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