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The Resource The making of a quagmire : America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era, David Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal

The making of a quagmire : America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era, David Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal

Label
The making of a quagmire : America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era
Title
The making of a quagmire
Title remainder
America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era
Statement of responsibility
David Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal
Title variation
America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer-prize winning author David Halberstam's eyewitness account provides a riveting narrative of how the United States created a major foreign policy disaster for itself in a faraway land it knew little about. In the introduction to this edition, historian Daniel J. Singal supplies crucial background information that was unavailable in the mid-1960s when the book was written. With its numerous firsthand recollections of life in the war zone, The Making of a Quagmire penetrates to the essence of what went wrong in Vietnam. Although its focus is the Kennedy era, its analysis of the blunders and misconceptions of American military and political leaders holds true for the entire war
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS556.9
LC item number
.H344 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The making of a quagmire : America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era, David Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously published: New York : Knopf, c1988
  • Printed on acid-free paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming into a troubled land -- Latter-day Mandarins : the Ngo family -- A strange alliance : the Americans and Diem -- In the field with the ARVN -- Finding an elusive foe -- Disaster : the battle of Ap Bac -- Collapse in the delta -- The Buddhist revolt begins -- The raid on the pagodas -- A slow change in American policy -- The Saigon press controversy -- The final days of Ngo Dinh Diem -- What should be done in Vietnam?
Control code
165083450
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xxiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780742560079
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)165083450
Label
The making of a quagmire : America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era, David Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously published: New York : Knopf, c1988
  • Printed on acid-free paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming into a troubled land -- Latter-day Mandarins : the Ngo family -- A strange alliance : the Americans and Diem -- In the field with the ARVN -- Finding an elusive foe -- Disaster : the battle of Ap Bac -- Collapse in the delta -- The Buddhist revolt begins -- The raid on the pagodas -- A slow change in American policy -- The Saigon press controversy -- The final days of Ngo Dinh Diem -- What should be done in Vietnam?
Control code
165083450
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xxiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780742560079
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)165083450

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