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The Wound Within  America in the Vietnam Years, 1945-1974, Kendrick, Alexander
1 Kendrick, Alexander The Wound Within America in the Vietnam Years, 1945-1974
Boston Little, Brown 1974 0316488410 / 9780316488419 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Boards show light shelfwear, DJ has small tears, light soiling common to matte dust jackets, price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; 432 pages; From the front DJ flap `Vietnam was not a personal idiosycracy,`Alexander Kendrick declares. 'It was rooted in history, habit and hauteur' In THE WOUND WITHIN, Kendrick evaluates the `history`, identifies the `habit`and exposes the `hauteur that led into the war George F. Kennan described as the most disastrous of all Americas undertakings over the whole 200 years of its history. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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A Grand Delusion  America's Descent Into Vietnam, Mann, Robert
2 Mann, Robert A Grand Delusion America's Descent Into Vietnam
New York Basic Books 2001 0465043690 / 9780465043699 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped; B&W Photographs; 9.40 X 6.50 X 2.50 inches; 817 pages; A Grand Delusion is the first comprehensive single-volume American political history of the Vietnam War. Spanning the years 1945 to 1975, it is the definitive story of the well-meaning but often misguided American political leaders whose unquestioning adherence to Cold War dogma led the nation into its tragic misadventure in Vietnam. At the center of this narrative are seven such men-Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. William Fulbright, Mike Mansfield, and George McGovern. During their careers, each occupied center-stage in the nation's debate over Vietnam policy.Mann focuses in particular on the role played by leading members of Congress, including senators' Mansfield and Kennedy's shaping of American policy toward Vietnam in the 1950s; Congress's acquiescence in the 1950s to the Eisenhower administration's support of the American-backed Diem government; and the blank check that Congress gave to Lyndon Johnson with the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution.Mann considers as well the evolution of opposition to the war, including pivotal hearings conducted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1966 to 1968; the small band of war opponents led by senators Fulbright, McGovern, and Wayne Morse; Mansfield's quiet-but-persistent lobbying campaign to dissuade his friend Lyndon Johnson from escalating the war in 1965; the bitter political feud that erupted between Fulbright and Johnson-erstwhile friends-over the war; McGovern and Hatfield's determined effort to force Richard Nixon to withdraw American forces from Vietnam; and Congress's assertion of its Constitutional role in war making in the early 1970s, culminating in the passage of the War Powers resolution in 1973.In addition to being a piercing analysis of the political currents that resulted in and eventually ended the war, A Grand Delusion is an epic tragedy filled with fascinating characters and a keen reflection on the antagonisms and beliefs that divided the nation during those tumultuous years. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Journal of a Plague Year  12, 20 & 5, Parrish, John
3 Parrish, John Journal of a Plague Year 12, 20 & 5
London Andre Deutsch 1973 0233963995 / 9780233963990 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ spine is sun-faded and shows light edge wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages; From the front DJ flap:"This haunting memoir of one man's confrontation with war is marked by the extraordinary compassion and humour of its author, a young doctor drafted to spend a year behind the front lines in Vietnam." 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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The Document Album of Cu Chi  Cuchi 1960-1975, Phong, Duong Thanh
4 Phong, Duong Thanh The Document Album of Cu Chi Cuchi 1960-1975
Vietnam Tap Anh-tu Lieu 1994 Paperback Very Good+ 
Small dint in back card cover is only fault in book. Blue folding box shows only light wear. ; A bright, solid book, glossy black pictorial card covers. Book is dated only 1994 but box is dated 2003. Text is in English, French and Vietnamese. Laid in is a numbered booklet about the war from a museum. Oblong 7 1/2" x 10" ; Trade PB; 68 pages 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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