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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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The Vietnam War has been analyzed, dissected, and debated from multiple perspectives for decades, but domestic considerations-such as partisan politics and election-year maneuvering-are often overlooked as determining factors in the evolution and outcome of America's longest war. In Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War, Andrew L. Johns assesses the influence of the Republican  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Johns, Andrew L., 1968-
Vietnam's second front.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2009044739
(OCoLC)460059236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Johns
ISBN: 9780813173696 0813173698 9780813139555 0813139554
OCLC Number: 646068678
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 434 pages) : illustrations
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 --
Appendix: Republicans, 1961-1973.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Johns.

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