The Resource Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement, Adam Garfinkle

Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement, Adam Garfinkle

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Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement
Title
Telltale hearts
Title remainder
the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement
Statement of responsibility
Adam Garfinkle
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Language
eng
Summary
More than two decades after the end of the Vietnam War, America's wounds have yet to heal; the war's divisiveness continues. Yet today, even the most hard-line hawks and doves share the conviction that, for better or worse, the antiwar movement played an important role in turning American opinion against the war, thereby limiting and ultimately ending U.S. military activity in Southeast Asia. In Telltale Hearts, Adam Garfinkle convincingly demonstrates that this widely accepted view is wrong. Garfinkle argues that the movement, even at its radical height, had but a marginal impact on limiting and ending the war and in fact unwittingly helped to prolong it, thereby killing more people on both sides. The movement, in the end, was simply not as important as other factors, such as the contours of normal electoral politics, the ebb and flow of battle, and the devastating misjudgments made by a series of American civil and military leaders. However, by following the movement into the present, the author concludes that it has in fact had a powerful, and greatly underestimated, postwar influence
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1951-
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Garfinkle, Adam M.
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.62.U6
LC item number
G37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • Radicalism
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Protestbewegingen
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Protestbewegung
  • USA
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Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement, Adam Garfinkle
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-360) and indexes
Contents
Ironies of protest -- American traditions of dissent and the Vietnam generation -- Evolution of the movement: liberals and the left -- Groundswell -- Sources of sixties radicalism -- Best of times, worst of times -- Denouement: tin soldiers and Nixon coming -- Vietnam as metaphor, 1975-92 -- Back in the street: Vietnam and the Kuwait war -- Truths and consequences -- Epilogue: McNamara's lament
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036894011
Label
Telltale hearts : the origins and impact of the Vietnam antiwar movement, Adam Garfinkle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-360) and indexes
Contents
Ironies of protest -- American traditions of dissent and the Vietnam generation -- Evolution of the movement: liberals and the left -- Groundswell -- Sources of sixties radicalism -- Best of times, worst of times -- Denouement: tin soldiers and Nixon coming -- Vietnam as metaphor, 1975-92 -- Back in the street: Vietnam and the Kuwait war -- Truths and consequences -- Epilogue: McNamara's lament
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036894011

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