The Resource Why the senate slept : the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war, Ezra Y. Siff ; foreword by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert

Why the senate slept : the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war, Ezra Y. Siff ; foreword by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert

Label
Why the senate slept : the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war
Title
Why the senate slept
Title remainder
the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war
Statement of responsibility
Ezra Y. Siff ; foreword by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Siff provides the first accurate account of how the political processes, in the U.S. Senate, allowed the executive branch to launch a major war, with basically no accountability to Congress. He reveals the heretofore untold personal and public roles of key Senators, as well as those of lesser stature, whose actions and failures to act resulted in a bloody and costly conflict that divided a nation and scarred its politics and armed forces
  • The ambition and significant weaknesses of key figures - President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, Senators Russell (Georgia), Fulbright (Arkansas), Nelson (Wisconsin), McGovern (South Dakota), Gruening (Alaska), and Church (Idaho) - who, from the onset, fought to prevent or limit the Americanization of the Vietnam War are examined and judged. This is an important work for students of American politics, the war making powers of the president, and the Vietnam War
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siff, Ezra Y.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.T6
LC item number
S54 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
  • Tonkin Gulf Incidents
  • Vietnam War
  • Tonkin Gulf Incidents, 1964
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Senaat (Verenigde Staten)
  • Besluitvorming
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Golf van Tonkin
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Tonkin-Zwischenfall
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Why the senate slept : the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war, Ezra Y. Siff ; foreword by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-163) 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
Introduction -- Background to the passage of S.J. 189 -- Passage of S.J. 189 : the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution -- Was there an American policy in Vietnam? -- The gathering storm -- Rolling thunder -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: President Johnson's address of August 4, 1964 -- Appendix II: Senate Resolution 189 -- Appendix III: Statement of Honorable Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense -- Appendix IV: Secretary Rusk's full statement -- Appendix V: Was there a precedent for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution? -- Appendix VI: Address of John F. Kennedy, April 6, 1954 -- Appendix VII: Text of President Johnson's speech delivered on April 7, 1965 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore -- Appendix VIII: Text of presidential message accompanying H. J. Resolution 447 -- Appendix IX: Letter of April 24, 1975, from Frank Valeo to Senator Gaylord Nelson
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 172 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780275963897
Lccn
98025612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39223643
  • (OCoLC)ocm39223643
Label
Why the senate slept : the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and the beginning of America's Vietnam war, Ezra Y. Siff ; foreword by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-163) 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
Introduction -- Background to the passage of S.J. 189 -- Passage of S.J. 189 : the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution -- Was there an American policy in Vietnam? -- The gathering storm -- Rolling thunder -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: President Johnson's address of August 4, 1964 -- Appendix II: Senate Resolution 189 -- Appendix III: Statement of Honorable Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense -- Appendix IV: Secretary Rusk's full statement -- Appendix V: Was there a precedent for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution? -- Appendix VI: Address of John F. Kennedy, April 6, 1954 -- Appendix VII: Text of President Johnson's speech delivered on April 7, 1965 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore -- Appendix VIII: Text of presidential message accompanying H. J. Resolution 447 -- Appendix IX: Letter of April 24, 1975, from Frank Valeo to Senator Gaylord Nelson
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 172 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780275963897
Lccn
98025612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39223643
  • (OCoLC)ocm39223643

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