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LBJ and Vietnam

A Different Kind of War (Administrative History of the Johnson Presidency Series)

by George C. Herring

  • 193 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Univ of Texas Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - General,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • Southeast Asia,
  • ASIA,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history,
  • USA,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsEmmette S. Redford (Editor), James E. Anderson (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9672679M
    ISBN 100292731078
    ISBN 109780292731073

    LBJ's War is a new, limited-edition podcast that unearths previously unheard audio that helps us better understand the course of the Vietnam War and how Lyndon Johnson found himself where he did.   Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. president, who championed civil rights and the ‘Great Society’ but unsuccessfully oversaw the Vietnam War. A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader in the Senate, he was elected vice president in and acceded to the presidency in upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

      That sensational New York Times story about LBJ saving America from nuclear war in Vietnam is wrong A recent book and article makes a mountain out of contingency planning. LBJ's most grievous failure, according to Herring, was his neglecting to give strategic guidelines to military and civilian representatives running the operations and pacification programs in the field. Impressively argued, this study constitutes a solid addition to our understanding of the Vietnam War and a president. (June).

    : The Deadly Bet: LBJ, Vietnam, and the Election (Vietnam: America in the War Years): Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and Range: $ - $   Surprisingly, in the first four volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, the definitive chronicle of LBJ’s life and career, Robert Caro says nary a Author: Joshua Kendall.


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LBJ and Vietnam book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Decades later, the Vietnam War remains a divisive memory for American soci /5(9).

Widely LBJ and Vietnam book and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity. Good section on Vietnam explains LBJ's big bad by: A well-researched book about the complex commander in chief during the Vietnam War.

It does a thorough job of describing how the politician, LBJ, grappled with running a far away war that just wouldn't go away and for which he never was able to devise a winning solution.5/5(3). Books shelved as lbj: Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro, The Path to Power by Robert A.

Caro, Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Powe. Yes, LBJ was a crude warmonger. But in today’s climate, a leader who also declares war on poverty comes over as an inspiration Mon 22 Jan Author: Jack Bernhardt.

The first one-third of the book (~ pages) is about as good as a biography can be, the numerous mini-biographies (of supporting characters) are uniformly excellent and no reader will finish this book without becoming fully immersed in LBJ’s early life.

— 4½ stars (Full review here). In 'Working,' LBJ Biographer Writer Robert Caro Explains His Process The memoir is a window into the seemingly superhuman reporting, researching. The History Learning Site, 27 Mar 12 Feb Lyndon Johnson succeeded John F Kennedy as president. Like many ‘hawks’ in the White House, Johnson was a fervent supporter of the ‘Domino Theory’ and he was keen to support South Vietnam against the NLF: “If we quit Vietnam tomorrow we’ll be fighting in.

President Lyndon Johnson talks with advisors and Congressional leaders about the bombing in Laos, troops in Vietnam, the Civil Rights, poverty and other.

LBJ and Vietnam. Cover: LBJ and Vietnam. Share this book. History: United States. LBJ and Vietnam A Different Kind of War By George C. Herring Drawing on a wealth of newly released documents from the LBJ Library, including the Tom Johnson notes from the influential Tuesday Lunch Group, George Herring discusses the concept of limited war and.

anti–Vietnam War movement, domestic and international reaction (–73) in opposition to U.S. policy during the Vietnam the four years following passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug., ), which authorized U.S.

military action in Southeast Asia, the American air war intensified and troop levels climbed to overOpposition to the war grew as television and. LBJ's most grievous failure, according to Herring, was his neglecting to give strategic guidelines to military and civilian representatives running the operations and pacification programs in the field.

Impressively argued, this study constitutes a solid addition to our understanding of the Vietnam War and a president. (June)Pages: The Best and the Brightest () is an account by journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War published by Random focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals who were in John F.

Kennedy's administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam. The title referred to Kennedy's "whiz kids"—leaders of industry and.

Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th president of the United States; he was sworn into office following the November assassination of President John F. LBJ and Vietnam: a different kind of war User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Herring, a professor of history at the University of Kentucky and the author of numerous books on war and diplomacy (e.g., The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War, LJ 7/83), contributes the 11th book.

LBJ and Vietnam George C. Herring, Author, James E. Anderson, Editor, Emmette S. Redford, Editor University of Texas Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. The press had sensed a credibility gap between what LBJ was saying in press conferences and what was happening in Vietnam.

But LBJ was passing huge amounts of social legislation through Congress. If the true cost of the war were known, LBJ feared that the Great Society would come to a shuddering stop. As much a biography of a single year as it is of LBJ, LBJ's vividly captures the tumult that dominated the headlines on a local and global level.

Reviews 'Countless historians have picked apartbut Kyle Longley is the first to go inside the head of the man who, more than anyone else, defined that year – and with a style and Author: Kyle Longley.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a biography of Lyndon B. Johnson by the American writer Robert Caro. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3, pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career.

A fifth volume will deal with the bulk of Johnson's presidency. The series is published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book also contains photographs and cartoons from the period, an LBJ chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) This is a treatment of the major events of Lyndon Johnson's career with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in. The book begins in when the war was escalating and President Lyndon B.

Johnson endorsed a plan, floated by “kindred spirit” Clyde T. Ellis, first general manager of NRECA, to electrify the South Vietnamese countryside.

Lyndon B. Johnson's Legacy: On LBJ's Great Society, Vietnam & Civil Rights | The New York Times - Duration: The New York Ti views. Directed by Rob Reiner. With Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Lyndon B.

Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the s/10(K).