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The Resource Dr. America : the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961, James T. Fisher

Dr. America : the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961, James T. Fisher

Label
Dr. America : the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961
Title
Dr. America
Title remainder
the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961
Statement of responsibility
James T. Fisher
Title variation
Doctor America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book chronicles the life of Tom Dooley, the American doctor whose much-publicized exploits in Vietnam and Laos during the 1950s helped lay the ideological groundwork for the U.S. military intervention a decade later. The scion of an upper-middle-class St. Louis family, Dooley was an enormously complex and fascinating individual. He was a devoutly religious Roman Catholic as well as self-styled playboy socialite, a devoted physician to the poor and a tireless propagandist for the "Vietnam Lobby," a shameless self-promoter and a closeted homosexual, a victim of Navy persecution and a beneficiary of CIA support
  • Dooley first gained notoriety as a young Navy doctor charged with overseeing the evacuation of Catholic refugees from North Vietnam in the wake of the 1954 Geneva Accords. His celebrity grew after his book Deliver Us from Evil, a fervently anticommunist account of his experiences, was serialized in Reader's Digest. By the end of the decade, as his name became associated (albeit mistakenly) with a ballad popularized by the Kingston Trio, he had achieved the status of "America's first pop star saint." In addition to exposing the roots of the Vietnam War, Dooley's story illuminates a broad range of developments in post-World War II United States culture - from the "Americanization" of Catholicism to the rise of the mass media
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
R722.32.D66
LC item number
F57 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 F-887
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
D691F 1997
Label
Dr. America : the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961, James T. Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9781558491540
Lccn
96048652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35849153
  • (OCoLC)ocm35849153
Label
Dr. America : the lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927-1961, James T. Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9781558491540
Lccn
96048652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35849153
  • (OCoLC)ocm35849153

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