The Resource The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson

The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson

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The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
Title
The living and the dead
Title remainder
Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hendrickson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This brilliant, explosive, and passionate book reveals the Vietnam War as we never before have seen it - through the prism of Robert McNamara's crucial and tangled decision-making. It is a book that examines not only the genesis - in McNamara's life and character - of his wartime decisions, but how they altered forever the fates of four men and a woman who, beyond their own human importance, might be said to stand in for all who were caught in the maelstrom that was Vietnam. In McNamara's looming shadow we are shown, in equally intense detail, five people who were caught up in the wake of his life-and-death decisions: an artist whose long-harbored rage erupts on a Massachusetts ferry as he tries to kill McNamara, by then retired from the Cabinet; a young Marine physically and psychologically scarred by Vietnam battle; a Quaker who immolated himself in protest outside the Pentagon; a nurse desperate to believe her agonies in Vietnam were for a good cause; and a member of a Saigon family enlisted, and then tragically abandoned, by the Americans. More than a decade in the making, The Living and the Dead is meticulously researched, astonishing in its revelations, and often in conflict with McNamara's own version of events
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendrickson, Paul
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.H445 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • McNamara, Robert S
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • McNamara, Robert S
  • Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975
  • McNamara, Robert Strange
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
  • Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)
  • McNamara, Robert S
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Politische Entscheidung
  • Soldat
  • USA
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The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p.409-415) and index
Contents
Prologue: A Story Out of Time -- Pt. 1. At the Open Noon of His Pride -- Pt. 2. Photograph of a Life, 1916-1960 -- Pt. 3. Died Some, Pro Patria, 1965 in America -- Pt. 4. Shadows, and the Face of Mercy, 1966 in America -- Pt. 5. Wound Like a Wheel, 1967-1968 in America -- Epilogue: Because Our Fathers Lied
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 427 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036517603
Label
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p.409-415) and index
Contents
Prologue: A Story Out of Time -- Pt. 1. At the Open Noon of His Pride -- Pt. 2. Photograph of a Life, 1916-1960 -- Pt. 3. Died Some, Pro Patria, 1965 in America -- Pt. 4. Shadows, and the Face of Mercy, 1966 in America -- Pt. 5. Wound Like a Wheel, 1967-1968 in America -- Epilogue: Because Our Fathers Lied
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 427 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036517603

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