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Oral history interview with Richard C. Holbrooke, 1985 Mar.

Author: Richard C Holbrooke; Richard Rusk
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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In this interview, Richard C. Holbrooke describes his almost 30 year relationship with Dean Rusk, the Rusk family, and in particular David Rusk. He speaks of Rusk as his mentor and inspiration for the pursuit of a career in foreign service. He speaks of their philosophical differences over Vietnam and the formation of his views during his years of service as a Vietnamese language officer with the Agency for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Richard C Holbrooke; Dean Rusk; Lyndon B Johnson; Robert S McNamara; W Averell Harriman; Clark M Clifford; David Rusk; Rusk family.; Clark M Clifford; W Averell Harriman; Richard C Holbrooke; Lyndon B Johnson; Robert S McNamara; David Rusk; Dean Rusk; Rusk family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Holbrooke; Richard Rusk
OCLC Number: 45467868
Notes: Interviewed by Richard Rusk, Mar. 1985.
Related collections in this repository: Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Dean Rusk collection; Parks Rusk collection; and Dean Rusk personal papers.
Description: sound recording: 1 audiocassette (approximately 59 min.) Transcript: 30 leaves

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In this interview, Richard C. Holbrooke describes his almost 30 year relationship with Dean Rusk, the Rusk family, and in particular David Rusk. He speaks of Rusk as his mentor and inspiration for the pursuit of a career in foreign service. He speaks of their philosophical differences over Vietnam and the formation of his views during his years of service as a Vietnamese language officer with the Agency for International Development, 1963-1965. He discusses Rusk's relationships with fellow cabinet members and President Johnson. Holbrooke talks of his work on the Pentagon Papers and of Rusk's reaction to them.

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