Well researched, written with great depth and highly readable for anyone interested about the history of the war.
Perhaps the most surprising and moving part of "Perils" is the picture of Lyndon Johnson, a strong opponent of expansion from Dallas through his defeat of Goldwater.
Porter's book is carefully crafted and well documented so he doesn't attempt to draw out a historical tradition of power abuse in America.
Gareth Porter was one of those legendary characters of the peace movement; operating out of Vietnam, sending dispatches from the field, trying to correct the pro-war propaganda at... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Brenda Teese
This book makes structural what too many on the fake left like Chomsky Hersh Cockburn mock with namecalling when the same point is actually brought up with the JFK assassination:... Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by Boyce Hart
Do you believe the President sits atop the government as an independent judge of what should be done by the executive branch - a final point at which group-think might be turned... Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by C. Brown
Gave four stars only because book ends with the big build up of 1965. Excellent on the behind the scenes political activity that got us into the full scale war. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by J. B. McCulloch
Porter's latest piece of revisionism fails for the same reason most others do: Construct a theory based off of prejudices, find information to validate, ignore information that... Read morePublished on February 14, 2006 by Mike