In Retrospect

Author : Robert Mcnamara
ISBN : 9780525562603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The definitive insider's account of American policy making in Vietnam. "Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable, and altogether compelling book."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Written twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's controversial memoir answers the lingering questions that surround this disastrous episode in American history. With unprecedented candor and drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, McNamara reveals the fatal misassumptions behind our involvement in Vietnam. Keenly observed and dramatically written, In Retrospect possesses the urgency and poignancy that mark the very best histories—and the unsparing candor that is the trademark of the greatest personal memoirs. Includes a preface written by McNamara for the paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Robert S. McNamara
ISBN : 3442129567
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Robert S Mcnamara Our Government Lacked Experts On Vietnam

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ISBN : OCLC:49679763
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Al Filreis offers a brief excerpt from "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," written by American businessman and public official Robert McNamara (1916- ). McNamara expresses his belief that the American government did not have enough experts to provide advice on the Vietnam War. McNamara served as the U.S. secretary of defense from 1961 to 1967, and he was the spokesman for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations' policies on Vietnam.

Der Stille Amerikaner

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 9783552056626
Genre : Fiction
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Thomas Fowler verfolgt das Kriegsgeschehen in Vietnam 1952 aus sicherer Distanz. Auf der Terrasse des berühmten Hotel Continental in Saigon lernt er den jungen Amerikaner Aldon Pyle kennen, der für eine medizinische Hilfsorganisation nach Asien gekommen ist. Fowler, der alternde Journalist, und Pyle verstehen sich gut, bis Pyle sich in dessen schöne Geliebte Phuong verliebt, die fortan zwischen den beiden Männern hin- und hergerissen ist. Als in Saigon Plastikbomben explodieren, schöpft Fowler den Verdacht, dass die Chemikalien, die Pyle ins Land schmuggelt, vielleicht doch nicht nur medizinischen Zwecken dienen. Greenes großer Roman über die wichtigen Fragen des Lebens in der neuen Übersetzung von Nikolaus Stingl.
Category: Fiction

The Vietnam Experience

Author : Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN : 0313301832
Genre : History
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Offers forty-three essays on popular expressions of diverse aspects of the Vietnam War, including women war correspondents, atrocities, desertion, and the Kent State shootings.
Category: History

Wilson S Ghost

Author : Robert S. McNamara
ISBN : UOM:39015051296807
Genre : History
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"The ghost of Woodrow Wilson, whose presidency encompassed the First World War and its immediate aftermath, has haunted world leaders from his day to ours. Wilson's vision - of a collective international action to resist aggressive conflict after the carnage of the First World War - failed tragically. As a consequence, over 160 million people died in conflict during the 20th century, making it the bloodiest by far in all of human history. Will the 21st century take humanity along the same violent path?" "In Wilson's Ghost, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara and Brown University Professor James G. Blight hold up the Wilsonian tragedy as a historical mirror in order to illuminate our own security risks, and as a stimulus to finding ways to lower those risks. In a provocative synthesis of the pragmatic, historical, and philosophical arguments for avoiding war and achieving a sustainable peace, McNamara and Blight put forth a multi-faceted action program for realizing Wilson's dream in our new century. The plan begins with a moral imperative that establishes the reduction of human carnage as a major goal of foreign policy across the globe, and details the necessity of adopting new policies to support that goal."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

Geschichte Des Vietnamkriegs

Author : Marc Frey
ISBN : 9783406692635
Genre : History
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Der Krieg in Vietnam war die längste militärische Auseinandersetzung des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat Hunderttausende von Opfern gefordert, die amerikanische Nation gespalten, und der Supermacht USA die erste Niederlage ihrer Geschichte bereitet. Dieses Buch schildert die Ursachen und Hintergründe des Krieges, seine wichtigsten politischen und militärischen Etappen sowie seine bis heute anhaltenden Auswirkungen auf die Rolle Amerikas in der Weltpolitik. Erstmals liegt damit in deutscher Sprache eine Geschichte des Vietnamkriegs vor.
Category: History

The Vietnam War Reexamined

Author : Michael G. Kort
ISBN : 9781108547987
Genre : History
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Going beyond the dominant orthodox narrative to incorporate insight from revisionist scholarship on the Vietnam War, Michael G. Kort presents the case that the United States should have been able to win the war, and at a much lower cost than it suffered in defeat. Presenting a study that is both historiographic and a narrative history, Kort analyzes important factors such as the strong nationalist credentials and leadership qualities of South Vietnam's Ngo Dinh Diem; the flawed military strategy of 'graduated response' developed by Robert McNamara; and the real reasons South Vietnam collapsed in the face of a massive North Vietnamese invasion in 1975. Kort shows how the US commitment to defend South Vietnam was not a strategic error but a policy consistent with US security interests during the Cold War, and that there were potentially viable strategic approaches to the war that might have saved South Vietnam.
Category: History

Iraq And The Lessons Of Vietnam

Author : Lloyd C. Gardner
ISBN : 9781595587374
Genre : History
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From the launch of the “Shock and Awe” invasion in March 2003 through President George W. Bush’s declaration of “Mission Accomplished” two months later, the war in Iraq was meant to demonstrate definitively that the United States had learned the lessons of Vietnam. This new book makes clear that something closer to the opposite is true—that U.S. foreign policy makers have learned little from the past, even as they have been obsessed with the “Vietnam Syndrome.” Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam brings together the country’s leading historians of the Vietnam experience. Examining the profound changes that have occurred in the country and the military since the Vietnam War, celebrated historians Marilyn B. Young and Lloyd Gardner have assembled a distinguished group to consider how America has again found itself in the midst of a war in which there is no chance of a speedy victory or a sweeping regime change. Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam explores how the “Vietnam Syndrome” fits into the contemporary debate about the purpose and exercise of American power in the world. With contributions from some of the most renowned analysts of American history and foreign policy, this is an essential recovery of the forgotten and misbegotten lessons of Vietnam.
Category: History


Author : Karl Marlantes
ISBN : 3453676572
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