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    DescriptionMore than two decades after the end of the Vietnam War, America's wounds have yet to heal; the war's divisiveness continues. Yet today, even the most hard-line hawks and doves share the conviction that, for better or worse, the antiwar movement played an important role in turning American opinion against the war, thereby limiting and ultimately ending U.S. military activity in Southeast Asia. In Telltale Hearts, Adam Garfinkle convincingly demonstrates that this widely accepted view is wrong. Garfinkle argues that the movement, even at its radical height, had but a marginal impact on limiting and ending the war and in fact unwittingly helped to prolong it, thereby killing more people on both sides. The movement, in the end, was simply not as important as other factors, such as the contours of normal electoral politics, the ebb and flow of battle, and the devastating misjudgments made by a series of American civil and military leaders. However, by following the movement into the present, the author concludes that it has in fact had a powerful, and greatly underestimated, postwar influence.


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    Title
    Telltale Hearts
    Subtitle
    The Origins and Impact of the Vietnam Anti-War Movement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr Adam Garfinkle, Preface by Stephen E Ambrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 382
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312163631
    ISBN 10: 0312163630
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJK, HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: POL016000, HIS048000
    DC21: 959.7
    Abridged Dewey: 324
    LC classification: JK
    DC22: 959.7
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    B&T Approval Code: A16424656, A43201000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHK
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan Trade
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan Trade
    Publication date
    15 January 1997