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Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov.

Author: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this interview, Dean Rusk describes and answers questions in regard to David Halberstam's book, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. He discusses Averell Harriman's relationship with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He touches upon U.S. reluctance to use nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence. He speaks of the diffculties of unifying and fully developing South Vietnam as well as the selection of Henry Cabot Lodge as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Dean Rusk; David Halberstam; W Averell Harriman; John F Kennedy; Lyndon B Johnson; Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.; David Halberstam; W Averell Harriman; Lyndon B Johnson; John F Kennedy; Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.; Dean Rusk
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Rusk; Richard Rusk
OCLC Number: 45949766
Notes: Interviewed by Richard Rusk, Nov. 1985, in Athens, Ga.
Related collections in this repository: Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Dean Rusk collection; Parks Rusk collection; and Dean Rusk personal papers.
Description: sound recording: 1 audiocassette (62 min.) Transcript: 29 leaves

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In this interview, Dean Rusk describes and answers questions in regard to David Halberstam's book, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. He discusses Averell Harriman's relationship with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He touches upon U.S. reluctance to use nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence. He speaks of the diffculties of unifying and fully developing South Vietnam as well as the selection of Henry Cabot Lodge as Ambassador to Vietnam. Rusk discusses U.S. relations with South Vietnam and reflects on the persistence of the North Vietnamese.

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