The Resource Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars, Frank E. Vandiver

Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars, Frank E. Vandiver

Label
Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars
Title
Shadows of Vietnam
Title remainder
Lyndon Johnson's wars
Statement of responsibility
Frank E. Vandiver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • It is still not popular - perhaps it never will be - to be sympathetic to Lyndon Johnson. Vandiver stops short of that but is, in the tradition of the biographer, empathetic with him. Readers may disagree with some aspects of this thought-provoking portrayal, but, as Vandiver has done for Stonewall Jackson and Black Jack Pershing, he offers an understanding of a major wartime figure as he likely saw himself. His purpose is to show what Johnson knew, felt, feared, and
  • Tried to do. This, then, is the Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes, with Vandiver providing perspective and the missing puzzle pieces not available to Johnson at the time. Vandiver offers a broad, sweeping synthesis of the scholarship on Johnson's war presidency, along with new insights culled from numerous and extensive interviews and a far-reaching immersion in the primary documents housed in archives around the country. He provides an unusual combination of
  • Politico-military analysis with on-the-scene battle narratives, dramatically juxtaposing for the reader the reality in Vietnam with the perceptions of it in Washington. Compellingly addressing long-standing questions of whether the White House had become isolated from public opinion and whether Johnson was hardened to the voices raised against the war, Vandiver shows the president as a man who agonized, raged, and grew in response to crises in Vietnam and at home. In the
  • Most complete account yet of the period from late 1967 to LBJ's decision not to run for re-election, he probes the shifting honesty of the president's men on the Vietnam scene and identifies a playbill of White House villains who, over the years, have often been cast as heroes. He argues that Johnson entered the war honestly - fully believing that Russia and China were serious threats and convinced by his Tuesday Lunch advisors that aiding South Vietnam was essential to
  • Maintaining America's international reputationbut without confidence in his foreign policy role. In the end, Vandiver concludes that, tragically, had Johnson had the faith in his war instincts that he had on other fronts, he might have achieved his goals, emerging at last from the shadow of Vietnam
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vandiver, Frank E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.V38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Politics and government
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars, Frank E. Vandiver
Link
https://archive.org/details/shadowsofvietnam00vand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) 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
Contents
"That damn little pissant country" -- A tough campaigning year, 1964 -- Command post for a two-front war -- Vietnam as virtual reality -- "What can we do in Vietnam if we can't clean up the Dominican Republic?" -- "Welcome to the gallant Marines" -- "No acceptable option" -- Asian war, western style -- Different ways to peace -- Other wars -- How much is enough? -- "Lyndon lives in a cloud of troubles" -- "What the hell can I do?" -- Command decision -- Requiem for a tortured soul
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 396 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780890967478
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35961478
  • (OCoLC)ocm35961478
Label
Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars, Frank E. Vandiver
Link
https://archive.org/details/shadowsofvietnam00vand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) 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
Contents
"That damn little pissant country" -- A tough campaigning year, 1964 -- Command post for a two-front war -- Vietnam as virtual reality -- "What can we do in Vietnam if we can't clean up the Dominican Republic?" -- "Welcome to the gallant Marines" -- "No acceptable option" -- Asian war, western style -- Different ways to peace -- Other wars -- How much is enough? -- "Lyndon lives in a cloud of troubles" -- "What the hell can I do?" -- Command decision -- Requiem for a tortured soul
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 396 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780890967478
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35961478
  • (OCoLC)ocm35961478

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