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Author Porterfield, Jason, author.

Title How Lyndon B. Johnson fought the Vietnam War / Jason Porterfield.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 973.923 POR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 127 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
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Series Presidents at war
Presidents at war.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience Grades 7-12.
Contents Growing into politics -- A nation in conflict -- Escalation in Asia -- Assessing Vietnam -- The middle course -- Shifting momentum -- Spinning out of control -- Passing the baton.
Summary Though Lyndon B. Johnson did not make the initial decision to enter the conflict in Vietnam, he accepted the burdens of the unofficial war when he took office. Through full-color and black-and-white photos, informative sidebars, and engaging text, readers sneak a peek into the Johnson administration and the people who advised him, gaining insight into the combat and political strategies of the war itself and its legacy. Understanding the pressures of this unpopular war and what went into the decision making to ramp up the conflict will give readers a new perspective on the frustrating struggle that took place in this small nation in Southeast Asia.
Subject Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Military leadership -- Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Military leadership.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969 -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
United States -- Foreign relations 1963-1969.
United States -- Politics and government 1963-1969.
Genre/Form Biography.
ISBN 9780766085312 (library bound)
0766085317 (library bound)

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