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The war within : America's battle over Vietnam

Author: Tom Wells; Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Authors Guild, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The War Within is a painfully engrossing account of America's internal battle over the Vietnam War. Hailed by critics of every persuasion, this absorbing narrative is the product of over a decade's worth of research: the author sifted through thousands of government and antiwar documents and interviewed virtually all of the key players on both sides of the fence, from Dean Rusk, John Ehrlichman, and H.R. Haldeman to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Wells; Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 9780595343966 0595343961
OCLC Number: 1058068773
Notes: Originally published by University of California Press in 1994.
Description: xviii, 706 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Tom Wells ; with a foreword by Todd Gitlin.

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The War Within is a painfully engrossing account of America's internal battle over the Vietnam War. Hailed by critics of every persuasion, this absorbing narrative is the product of over a decade's worth of research: the author sifted through thousands of government and antiwar documents and interviewed virtually all of the key players on both sides of the fence, from Dean Rusk, John Ehrlichman, and H.R. Haldeman to Dave Dellinger, Philip Berrigan, and Daniel Ellsberg. The result is this remarkable chronicle: the story of how a powerful grassroots movement ended our longest and least popular war. In these pages the Vietnam era comes to life through the words of scores of participants, who speak with candor and passion about this tumultuous time.

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