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Author LaFeber, Walter
Title The Deadly Bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 Election
Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (152 pages)
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Series Vietnam: America in the War Years
Vietnam: America in the War Years
Note Cover -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction War and Democracy: The Life-or-Death Bet -- 1 General William Westmoreland: The Tet Offensive -- 2 Senator Eugene McCarthy: The College Student Crusade -- 3 Lyndon Johnson: "People Grow Tired of Confusion" -- 4 Martin Luther King: The Dream -- 5 Robert Kennedy: The "National Soul" -- 6 Richard Nixon: The Candidate from Squaresville? -- 7 Hubert Horatio Humphrey: The Isolation of the Politics of Joy -- 8 George Wallace: The Populism of the Vietnam War Era -- 9 Nguyen Van Thieu: A Merry-Go-Round in a Chamber of Horrors -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
In The Deadly Bet, distinguished historian Walter LaFeber explores the turbulent election of 1968 and its significance in the larger context of American history. Looking through the eyes of the year's most important players-including Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Nguyen Van Thieu, and Lyndon Johnson-LaFeber shows the importance of domestic upheaval on the election
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: LaFeber, Walter The Deadly Bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 Election Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,c2005 9780742543911
Subject Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - United States
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