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This is a detailed study of how McGeorge Bundy, who was the equivalent of national security advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, helped steer the country down a disastrous... Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. Louis
This book, LESSONS IN DISASTER, is simply outstanding. It is one of the best books I have read on the Vietnam War. I am prepared now to read it again. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Steve Wenzel
As a Viet Nam vet this narrative really pissed me off and I had a very hard time reading it. What a waste orchastrated by a bunch of friggin academics sending Americans to war for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert J. Townsend
Overall I found this to be a very good book, getting at one of the principal policy players in the Vietnam War who frequently gets lost in the shuffle in the broader histories of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hugo Johnson
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 7 months 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 9 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 9 months ago by jane binkoff