American tragedy Kennedy, Johnson, and the origins of the Vietnam War /

Fought as fiercely by politicians and the public as by troops in Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War, its origins, its conduct, its consequences, is still being contested. In what will become the classic account, based on newly opened archival sources, David Kaiser rewrites what we know about this confl...

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Main Author: Kaiser, David E., 1947-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
Physical Description: 566 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Eisenhower administration and Indochina: 1954-1960
  • No war in Laos: January-June 1961
  • A new effort in Vietnam: January-August 1961
  • War or peace? September-November 1961
  • Limiting the commitment: November 1961-November 1962
  • The war in Vietnam: 1962
  • A gathering storm: January-July 1963
  • The Buddhist crisis and the cable of August 24: 1963
  • The coup: August-November 1963
  • A decision for war: November 1963-April 1964
  • To the Tonkin Gulf: April-August 1964
  • Planning for war: September-December 1964
  • Over the edge: December 1964-March 1965
  • War in secret: March-June 1965
  • War in public: June-July 1965
  • Bad history, wrong war.