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The Making of a quagmire---America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era---REVISED EDITION

David Halberstam

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ISBN 10: 0394368606 / ISBN 13: 9780394368603
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1988
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Title: The Making of a quagmire---America and ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Like New

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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David Halberstam (1934–2007) was the author of 20 books, the last 14 of which have been national best-sellers. His most recent book, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, is about the Chinese entry into the Korean War. He was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in Vietnam and was a member of the elective Society of American Historians.

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