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Author Goldstein, Gordon M.

Title Lessons in disaster : McGeorge Bundy and the path to war in Vietnam / Gordon M. Goldstein.

Imprint New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    959.7043 GOL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 300 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-284) and index.
Contents Legend of the establishment -- Counselors advise but presidents decide -- Never trust the bureaucracy to get it right -- Politics is the enemy of strategy -- Conviction without rigor is a strategy for disaster -- Never deploy military means in pursuit of indeterminate ends -- Intervention is a presidential choice, not an inevitability.
Summary Drawing on prodigious research as well as the interviews and analysis he has conducted with former National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, Goldstein offers this revelatory look at the decisions that led to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Subject Bundy, McGeorge.
Bundy, McGeorge -- Political and social views.
National Security Council (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes.
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963 -- Decision making.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969 -- Decision making.
ISBN 9780805079715

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