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Lyndon Johnson's War : The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam - Larry Berman

Lyndon Johnson's War

The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam

Paperback Published: 17th April 1991
ISBN: 9780393307788
Number Of Pages: 272

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By 1968, the United States had committed over 525,000 men to Vietnam and bombed virtually all military targets recommended by the joint Chiefs of Staff. Yet, the United States was no closer to securing its objectives than it had been prior to the Americanization of the war. The long-promised light at the end of the tunnel was a mirage. This absorbing account reveals the bankruptcy of the bombing campaign against North Vietnam, the failures of political reform in South Vietnam and the bitter bureaucratic conflicts between the US government and its military commanders.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xvii
Introduction: Vietnam Vogue Vs. Vietnam as Historyp. 3
Setting the Stagep. 9
The Slippery Slope to Stalematep. 26
Choosing among Imperfect Alternativesp. 43
The Summer of Discontentp. 54
Signs of Optimismp. 77
The Progress Report of November 1967p. 93
The Big Sell: the Tortoise of Progress Vs. the Hare of Dissentp. 114
The Tet Offensivep. 139
The Ides of Marchp. 176
Notesp. 205
Memo from Townsend Hoopes to Clark Clifford, February 13, 1968p. 215
Memo from Townsend Hoopes to Clark Clifford March 14, 1968p. 220
Memo from Walt Rostow to the President, March 19, 1970p. 230
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780393307788
ISBN-10: 0393307786
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th April 1991
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1