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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 2 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 5 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 14 months ago by Mike Callahan