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Road to disaster

Brian VanDeMark

Road to disaster

a new history of America"s descent into Vietnam

by Brian VanDeMark

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

  • About the Edition

    Many books have been written on the tragic decisions regarding Vietnam made by the young stars of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Yet despite millions of words of analysis and reflection, no historian has been able to explain why such decent, brilliant, and previously successful men stumbled so badly, until now.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementBrian VanDemark
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxlii, 1011 pages
    Number of Pages1011
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26974788M
    ISBN 100062859668
    ISBN 109780062859662
    OCLC/WorldCa1054093104

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