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Argument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy / Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham.

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Summary:

Did the Vietnam War have to happen? And why couldn't it have happened earlier? Using Vietnamese and Chinese documents, many never before made public, McNamara reveals both American and Vietnamese blunders, and points out ways in which such mistakes can be avoided in the future.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 959.7043373 .M169a 1999 (Text) 37814003413094 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/28/2021 Available -
Weston Public Library 959.704 M23 (Text) 37886000045632 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/05/2001 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1891620223
  • ISBN: 9781891620225
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 479 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [1999]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (423-454) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The theme and structure of the book -- Enemies: Washington's and Hanoi's mindsets by January 1961 -- The evolution of Washington's and Hanoi's mindsets, 1945-1960 -- A neutral solution: was it possible? -- Escalation: 1961-1965 -- Negotiating initiatives, 1965-1967: why did they fail? -- U.S. military victory in Vietnam: a dangerous illusion? -- Learning from tragedy: lessons of Vietnam for the twenty-first century.
Summary, etc.:
Did the Vietnam War have to happen? And why couldn't it have happened earlier? Using Vietnamese and Chinese documents, many never before made public, McNamara reveals both American and Vietnamese blunders, and points out ways in which such mistakes can be avoided in the future.
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > United States.
Vietnam > History > 1945-1975.
United States > History > 1945-
United States > Foreign relations > Vietnam.
Vietnam > Foreign relations > United States.

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