Kalb, Marvin.

Haunting Legacy : Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama - Washington : Brookings Institution Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (371 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Ford: Finally, the War Ends; Ford and the Mini-Challenge of the Mayaguez; Carter, Brzezinski, and Russia's Vietnam; Reagan, Grenada, Lebanon, and the Marines; Bush I: Burying Vietnam; Clinton: The First Baby-Boomer President; Bush II: Boots on the Ground; 2004: The Swift Boat Campaign; Obama:""Afghanistan Is Not Vietnam""; ""Good Enough""; Notes; Index to Quotations; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover

In Haunting Legacy, the father-daughter journalist team of Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb presents a compelling, accessible, and hugely important history of presidential decisionmaking on one crucial issue: in light of the Vietnam debacle, under what circumstances should the United States go to war?

9780815721321 29.95 (NL)


Presidents --United States --Decision making --History --20th century.
Presidents --United States --Decision making --History --21st century.
Presidents, United States, Decision making, History, 20th century.
United States --Foreign relations --1945-1989.
United States --Foreign relations --1989-.
United States --Military policy.
United States --Politics and government --1945-1989.
United States --Politics and government --1989-.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Influence.


Electronic books.

JK511.K35 2011

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