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Haunting Legacy : Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama

By: Kalb, Marvin.
Contributor(s): Kalb, Deborah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Washington : Brookings Institution Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (371 p.).ISBN: 9780815721321.Subject(s): 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 --InfluenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Haunting Legacy : Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to ObamaDDC classification: 973.92—dc22 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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?
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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?

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<p> Marvin Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (Emeritus) at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and founding director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. His distinguished journalism career covers thirty years of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC News, including stints as bureau chief in Moscow and host of Meet the Press . His eleven previous books include The Nixon Memo (University of Chicago) and Kissinger (Little Brown). He hosts the Kalb Report at the National Press Club.</p> <p> Deborah Kalb , a freelance writer and editor, worked as a journalist in Washington for two decades, including writing for Gannett News Service, Congressional Quarterly , U.S. News & World Report , and The Hill . Both authors live in the Washington, D.C. area.</p>

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