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Westmoreland : a biography of General William C. Westmoreland

Author: Samuel Zaffiri
Publisher: New York : Morrow, [1994]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"As commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, General William C. Westmoreland was point man for an increasingly unpopular war and eventually was case as the scapegoat for its failures. In Westmoreland, author Samuel Zaffiri offers readers a complete look at Westmoreland- the man, his life, and the war that is synonymous with his name. We see his difficult decision to buck family tradition by attending West Point instead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zaffiri, Samuel, 1945-
Westmoreland.
New York : Morrow, [1994]
(OCoLC)609642230
Online version:
Zaffiri, Samuel, 1945-
Westmoreland.
New York : Morrow, [1994]
(OCoLC)624499237
Named Person: William C Westmoreland; William C Westmoreland; William C Westmoreland; William C Westmoreland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Zaffiri
ISBN: 0688111793 9780688111793
OCLC Number: 28711498
Description: 502 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: April 28, 1967 --
Lost causes --
Rip's son --
Cadet Westmoreland --
"Sir, that man's going to be chief of staff someday" --
Hotshot --
The rocket list --
Protege --
The job of a lifetime --
Decisions --
Fire Brigade --
Light at the end of the tunnel --
Search and destroy --
The same old message --
Attacking the base areas --
Public relations duty --
Khe Sanh --
Abrams and Komer arrive --
Revolt of the generals --
A day in the life --
Border battles --
Switching on the light --
Battling the marines --
Tet --
End of the line --
Army chief --
Problems, problems, problems --
Bitter fruit --
Politician Westmoreland --
Another soldier reports --
"Rattlesnaked" --
Witnesses for Westmoreland --
Witnesses for CBS --
Westy's revenge --
Notes.
Responsibility: Samuel Zaffiri.

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"As commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, General William C. Westmoreland was point man for an increasingly unpopular war and eventually was case as the scapegoat for its failures. In Westmoreland, author Samuel Zaffiri offers readers a complete look at Westmoreland- the man, his life, and the war that is synonymous with his name. We see his difficult decision to buck family tradition by attending West Point instead of The Citadel, his rapid rise to glory during World War II, and his ultimate promotion to commander of American forces in Vietnam. After a significant examination of his tenure in Asia, Zaffiri explores Westmoreland's attempts to modernize the Army as its Chief of Staff, his campaign for South Carolina's governorship, and his libel case against CBS- a case that almost brought down the network."--Jacket.

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