Into the Quagmire

Into the Quagmire : Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War

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During the 1964 election campaign, Lyndon Johnson pledged to limit US involvement in the Vietnam War, and yet within a year America was fully committed to resisting the Vietcong. In this study of Johnson's volte face, Brian Van de Mark considers the pressures placed on the President to choose between his Great Society social proposals and the alienation of America's right wing, a conflict of interests that was enacted before his eyes during a dramatic weekend at Camp David in July 1965.
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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 154.94 x 243.84 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195065069
  • 9780195065060

About Brian Vandemark

About the Author: Brian VanDeMark is Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as research assistant to Clark M. Clifford in the preparation of his forthcoming memoirs.
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