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With honor : Melvin Laird in war, peace, and politics

Author: Dale Van Atta
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on Laird's legacy, revealing his central and often unrecognized role in managing the crisis of national identity sparked by the Vietnam War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Atta, Dale.
With honor.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)606306790
Online version:
Van Atta, Dale.
With honor.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608491133
Named Person: Melvin R Laird; Richard M Nixon; Melvin R Laird; Richard M Nixon; Melvin R Laird
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Van Atta
ISBN: 0299226808 9780299226800
OCLC Number: 182056519
Notes: "An abridged edition [of The Laird legacy], entitled With honor : Melvin Laird in war, peace and politics (ISBN 978-0-299-22680-0 [i.e. 978-0-299-226808]), is published by the University of Wisconsin"--The Laird legacy, t.p. verso.
Description: xviii, 641 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The Man from Marshfield 7 --
2 Guns and Butter 25 --
3 A House Divided 45 --
4 Laird Also Rises 63 --
5 Cloud Riders 78 --
6 Into the Quagmire 94 --
7 Fight Now, Pay Later 108 --
8 The Resurrection of Richard Nixon 126 --
9 Looking for an Exit 147 --
10 Off the Menu 173 --
11 Going Public 201 --
12 Dueling Machiavellis 216 --
13 Ending the Draft 234 --
14 Objections Overruled 256 --
15 Black September 271 --
16 Friends in High Places 285 --
17 "Management by Walking Around" 305 --
18 Minority Report 323 --
19 The Secret War 338 --
20 The Hawks Have Flown 365 --
21 Withdrawal Symptoms 382 --
22 Easter Offensive 402 --
23 No Time for Quitters 419 --
24 Watergate 435 --
25 Picking a President 453 --
26 Kitchen Cabinet 467 --
27 A Second Career 483 --
28 War and Peace and War 500 --
29 Another Vietnam? 518.
Responsibility: Dale Van Atta ; foreword by Gerald R. Ford.
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In 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, Congressman Melvin Laird agreed to serve as Richard Nixon's secretary of defense. Lampooned as a "missile head," but decisive in crafting an exit strategy, he  Read more...

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