Read e-book online Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from PDF

By Marvin Kalb, Deborah Kalb

ISBN-10: 0815721315

ISBN-13: 9780815721314

"'By God, now we have kicked the Vietnam syndrome,' crowed President George H. W. Bush whilst he repelled Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1991. He was once improper. The Vietnam debacle keeps to hang-out America's political leaders, army males, and inhabitants. Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb's account of this phenomenon is studiously researched, vividly narrated, and, chiefly, hugely readable. it is going to stand as a big contribution to the subject."—Stanley Karnow, writer of Vietnam: A History, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

the U.S. had by no means misplaced a war—that is, until eventually 1975, whilst it used to be pressured to escape Saigon in humiliation after wasting to what Lyndon Johnson known as a "raggedy-ass little fourth-rate country." The legacy of this primary defeat has haunted each president due to the fact, specially at the choice of even if to place "boots at the flooring" and devote troops to war.

In Haunting Legacy, the father-daughter journalist workforce of Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb offers a compelling, available, and highly very important heritage of presidential decisionmaking on one the most important factor: in gentle of the Vietnam debacle, below what situations may still the USA visit war?

The sobering lesson of Vietnam is that the us isn't really invincible—it can lose a war—and therefore it has to be extra discriminating concerning the use of yank strength. each president has confronted the ghosts of Vietnam in his personal manner, notwithstanding each one has been cautious of being sucked into one other unpopular warfare. Ford (during the Mayaguez problem) and either timber (Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan) deployed huge strength, as though to claim, "Vietnam, be damned." nevertheless, Carter, Clinton, and Reagan (to the shock of many) acted with severe warning, conscious of the Vietnam event. Obama has additionally wrestled with the Vietnam legacy, utilizing doses of yankee firepower in Libya whereas nonetheless engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The authors spent 5 years interviewing enormous quantities of officers from each postwar management and accomplishing wide study in presidential libraries and data, and they have produced perception and data by no means prior to released. equivalent elements taut heritage, revealing biography, and cautionary story, Haunting Legacy is needs to studying for someone attempting to comprehend the ability of the previous to steer war-and-peace judgements of the current, and of the long run.

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New PDF release: Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

By Lee Ellis

ISBN-10: 0983879303

ISBN-13: 9780983879305

Make each Step expect Your management Journey
How did American army leaders within the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam motivate their fans for 6, seven, or 8 years to stay dedicated to the undertaking, withstand a merciless enemy, and go back domestic with honor? What management rules engendered such severe devotion, perseverance, and teamwork?
In this strong and useful publication, Lee Ellis, a former Air strength pilot, candidly talks approximately his 5 and a part years of captivity and the fourteen key management ideas at the back of this remarkable tale. As a profitable government trainer and company advisor, he is helping leaders of Fortune 500 businesses, healthcare executives, small company vendors, and marketers make the most of those comparable pressure-tested rules to extend their own and organizational success.
In Leading with Honor: management classes from the Hanoi Hilton, you'll learn:
- brave classes from POW leaders dealing with torture within the crucible of captivity.
- How profitable groups are employing those comparable classes and principles.
- how one can enforce those classes utilizing the training classes supplied in each one bankruptcy.
In the book's Foreword, Senator John McCain states, ''In best with Honor, Lee attracts from the POW event, together with a few of his personal own tale, to demonstrate the the most important influence of management at the good fortune of any association. He highlights classes and rules that may be utilized to each management situation.''
This ebook is perfect for person or staff research as a private improvement, training, human source improvement, or govt education source.

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New PDF release: The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity

By Jonathan Tran

ISBN-10: 1405183209

ISBN-13: 9781405183208

The Vietnam warfare and Theologies of Memory develops a theological research of the yankee struggle in Vietnam and constructs a Christian account of reminiscence with regards to this tragic conflict.

  • An elegantly written mirrored image of reminiscence and forgiveness, this targeted paintings explores the ecclesial perform of reminiscence relating to the yankee warfare in Vietnam
  • Questions how and why we decide to recollect atrocity, and asks if it is ever moral to easily forget
  • Explores the theological different types of time and eternity, and the guidelines of thinkers together with Aquinas, Augustine, and Barth
  • Reveals broader insights approximately historical past, reminiscence, and redemption
  • Resonates past the sphere of theological inquiry via providing a broader research of warfare completely suitable to our time

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