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The Resource Reckless : Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham

Reckless : Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham

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Reckless : Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam
Title
Reckless
Title remainder
Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Brigham
Title variation
Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Henry Kissinger's role in the Vietnam War prolonged the American tragedy and doomed the government of South Vietnam. /The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed, and loss. Yet the terms of the truce that ended the war were effectively identical to what had been offered to the Nixon administration four years earlier. Those four years cost America and Vietnam thousands of lives and billions of dollars, and they were the direct result of the supposed master plan of the most important voice in American foreign policy: Henry Kissinger. /Using newly available archival material from the Nixon Presidential Library, Kissinger's personal papers, and material from the archives in Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham punctures the myth of Kissinger as an infallible mastermind. Instead, he constructs a portrait of a rash, opportunistic, and suggestible politician. It was personal political rivalries, the domestic political climate, and strategic confusion that drove Kissinger's actions. There was no great master plan or Bismarckian theory that supported how the US continued the war or conducted peace negotiations. Its length was doubled for nothing but the ego and poor judgment of a single figure. /This distant tragedy, perpetuated by Kissinger's actions, forever changed both countries. Now, perhaps for the first time, we can see the full scale of that tragedy and the machinations that fed it." -- from book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brigham, Robert K.
Dewey number
973.924
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Reckless : Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acronyms -- Key players -- Map -- Chapter one: The apprentice, 1965-1969 -- Chapter two: The lone cowboy, 1969 -- Chapter three: Bold moves, 1970 -- Chapter four: The standstill cease-fire, 1970-1971 -- Chapter five: A war for peace, January 1 - August 31, 1972 -- Chapter six: Peace is at hand, September 1972 - January 1973 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781610397025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1019628546
  • (OCoLC)1019628546
  • 987430
Label
Reckless : Henry Kissinger and the tragedy of Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acronyms -- Key players -- Map -- Chapter one: The apprentice, 1965-1969 -- Chapter two: The lone cowboy, 1969 -- Chapter three: Bold moves, 1970 -- Chapter four: The standstill cease-fire, 1970-1971 -- Chapter five: A war for peace, January 1 - August 31, 1972 -- Chapter six: Peace is at hand, September 1972 - January 1973 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781610397025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1019628546
  • (OCoLC)1019628546
  • 987430

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