The Resource Lyndon Johnson's war : America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968, Michael H. Hunt

Lyndon Johnson's war : America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968, Michael H. Hunt

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Lyndon Johnson's war : America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968
Title
Lyndon Johnson's war
Title remainder
America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Hunt
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Vietnam War, perhaps the mast controversial war Americans have ever fought, remains a source of pain and perplexity. Why did Lyndon Johnson commit the United States to fight? Why did he fail to act more decisively once he resolved on war? And why didn't he take the American public into his confidence? These questions have troubled historians since the end of the war, but the answers have been buried in inaccessible documents. Now Michael H. Hunt uses newly available sources from both American and Vietnamese archives to reevaluate how and why the war started and then escalated. He examines the ideological, strategic, political, and institutional pressures that in the 1950s propelled the Truman and Eisenhower administrations toward intervention in Indochina; the reasons why Kennedy's and Johnson's policymakers believed that a limited war could be fought there; Johnson's early position on Vietnam and his decision to intensify U.S. involvement in the war; and, finally, the tragic consequences of the Vietnam War both at home and abroad. Throughout, he discusses the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention, thus rendering more comprehensible - if no less troubling - the tangled origins of the Vietnam War
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ITS
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Hunt, Michael H
Dewey number
959.7043
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.H85 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A critical issue
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • United States
  • Vietnam
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Lyndon Johnson's war : America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968, Michael H. Hunt
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Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Hill and Wang, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-139) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 146 pages
Form of item
online
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036674930
Label
Lyndon Johnson's war : America's cold war crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968, Michael H. Hunt
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York : Hill and Wang, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 146 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036674930

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