Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968 (Critical Issue)
Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast Asia, and renders more compr ...more
First Impression: Groan. I hate it when the copy is an advance, uncorrected digital copy and the images are all messed up. But I’m dying to read this as a book for my son so I will give it a chance.
Plot/Storyline: Based on a Creek Indian Story
I’m not going to rate the art work as it was obvious it was a work in progress and still needed a lot of work. But the story is really cute and is a nice story. I just wish I could have seen a better copy to review....more
Recent history, but incredibly interesting for 20th Century junkies like myself. First half of the book is the lead up to LBJ taking the reins. Second half describes that slippery slope into the quagmire. Should be read in conjunction with other historical works on the subject as it ...more
But, overall, I like the book. I enjoyed Karnow's much more but I realize this is a more scholarly work that looks to illustrate the war as the fault of LBJ. While it could be construed as mildly biased, Hunt does acknowledge many of the problems that LBJ faced. And, he is righ ...more