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Bundy acknowledges that as National Security Advisor to Johnson "I had part in a great failure".
Author Gordon Goldstein has cobbled together a book not by Bundy but about him, as he indicates, and it is revealing.
This book provides an excellent detailed analysis of events leading to the expansion of the Vietnam War.
Of all that has been written about the war in Vietnam, nothing that I have seen comes close to a few pages by the journalist I. F. Stone in his newsletter. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Winston Crausaz
I have a small library of books on the Vietnam War. "Lessons in Disaster" is one of the better ones. Read morePublished 2 months ago by not me
It was an eye-opener. It brought out the behind-the-scenes role of Eisenhower in LBJ's decisions regarding Vietnam, about which I never knew. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jane binkoff
Egos and arrogance of the men during this time frame was unbelievable . Mr Goldstein does a good job with telling the story but he belabors some points over and over.Published 3 months ago by Douglas E. Oneill
Although there were a few lessons to learn from this book, it seemed to be more a rationalization of Bundy's inability to come to grips with the reality of the Vietnam war. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike Callahan
Lessons in disaster, show fully the blind guesswork used to blunder into Vietnam JFK tried to introduce stop program but Johnson went full ahead war program. Read morePublished 10 months ago by edwardfilmer
I wanted to read this book because I heard that President Obama made this required reading for his cabinet and I can see why. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lionel S. Taylor
When Robert McNamara published In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam, McGeorge Bundy was motivated to issue his own mea culpa on Vietnam. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Schwenk
An excellent & extremely well researched book,but difficult to get through due to the wealth of detail & a rather dry writing style. Read morePublished 19 months ago by DAVID GROESBECK