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The Wages of Globalism : Lyndon Johnson and the Limits of American Power

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Historian H.W. Brands offers a fresh look at Johnson's handling of international relations, putting Vietnam in the context of the many crises he confronted and the outdated policies of containment he was expected to uphold. The result is a fascinating portrait of a master politician at work, manouevring through a series of successes that made his ultimate failure in Vietnam all the more tragic.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 155.4 x 234.2 x 20.3mm | 472.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195113772
  • 9780195113778

About H. W. Brands

H.W. Brands is Professor of History, Texas A&M University. His books on American foriegn policy include The Devil We Knew, Bound to Empire, and Inside the Cold War.show more

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For a quarter-century, the shadow of Vietnam has so darkened Lyndon Johnson's reputation in foreign affairs that it has been difficult for historians to appreciate what he did right. Now H. W. Brands offers a fresh look at Johnson's handling of international relations, putting Vietnam in the context of the many crises he confronted and the outdated policies of global containment he inherited. The result is a fascinating portrait of a master politician at work, maneuvering through a series of successes that, ironically, help explain his great failure in Vietnam.show more

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