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A grand delusion : America's descent into Vietnam / Robert Mann.

By: Mann, Robert, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2002Edition: 1st pbk. ed., 1st ed.Description: x, 821 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0465043704 (pbk.); 9780465043705 (pbk.).Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States | Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945- | Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975 | United States -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 959.704/3 LOC classification: DS558 | .M34 2000Summary: Spanning the years 1945 to 1975, this book is the story of the well-meaning, but often misguided, American political leaders whose unquestioning adherence to the crusading, anti-Communist Cold War dogma of the 1950's and 1960's led the nation into its misadventure in Vietnam. At the center of this narrative are seven political leaders: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. William Fulbright, Mike Mansfield, and George McGovern. During their careers, each occupied center-stage in the nation's debate over U.S. policy in Vietnam. --From publisher's description.
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DS558 .K74 1986 The army and Vietnam / DS558 .L48 America in Vietnam / DS558 .M32 1984 Long time passing : DS558 .M34 2000 A grand delusion : DS558 .M35 2004 They marched into sunlight : DS558 .N59 1985 No more Vietnams / DS558 .O45 1991 Where the domino fell :

Originally published: c2001.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 787-799) and index.

Spanning the years 1945 to 1975, this book is the story of the well-meaning, but often misguided, American political leaders whose unquestioning adherence to the crusading, anti-Communist Cold War dogma of the 1950's and 1960's led the nation into its misadventure in Vietnam. At the center of this narrative are seven political leaders: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. William Fulbright, Mike Mansfield, and George McGovern. During their careers, each occupied center-stage in the nation's debate over U.S. policy in Vietnam. --From publisher's description.

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Robert Mann has served as an aide to two U.S. senators and is the author of a widely praised book on the Civil Rights Movement, The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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