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Vietnam's second front : domestic politics, the Republican Party, and the war

Author: Andrew L Johns
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
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"In Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War, Andrew L. Johns examines the relationship between foreign policy and domestic politics during America's longest war, assessing the influence of the Republican Party - including the congressional leadership, state and local politicians, grassroots organizations, and the Nixon administration - on the escalation, evolution, and resolution  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Johns
ISBN: 9780813125725 0813125723 9780813136608 0813136601
OCLC Number: 460059236
Description: x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Ares, Virginia, and the myth of the water's edge --
Trapped between Scylla and Charybdis : JFK, the GOP, and domestic politics --
The Cassandra conundrum : GOP opposition to LBJ's Vietnam policy, 1963-1965 --
Opening Pandora's box : escalation and domestic politics, 1965-1966 --
Confronting the hydra : LBJ on the defensive, 1966-1967 --
Sisyphus and Tantalus : the political impact of the war, 1967-1968 --
The Zalmoxis effect : Vietnam and the 1968 presidential election --
The Icarus agenda : Vietnamization and its political implications --
Whither Ariadne? Domestic politics and Nixon's search for peace --
Conclusion: sowing dragon's teeth.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Johns.

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Assesses the influence of the Republican Party - its congressional leadership, grassroots organizations, and the Nixon administration - on the escalation, prosecution, and resolution of the Vietnam  Read more...

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-Johns' book is well-written and carefully researched. It dereves a place on the Vietnam bookshelf alongside studies such as David Kaiser's American Tragedy and Fredrik Logevall's Choosing War. -- Read more...

 
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