Year of the hawk : America's descent into Vietnam, 1965 /

The Vietnam War was the greatest disaster in the history of American foreign policy. The conflict shook the nation to its foundations, exacerbating already deep cleavages in American society and left the country baffled and ambivalent about its role in the world. Year of the Hawk is a military and p...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Warren, James A. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2021].
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: America in 1965
  • Prologue: Strange landing, strange war
  • part I. Backstory, crucial decisions, and strategies: Vietnam's struggle against French colonialism ; The origins of America's war ; Washington : the complicated politics of escalation ; Creeping toward major war ; Hanoi goes for broke
  • part II. The fighting on different fronts: Marines at war ; The big buildup and the "other war" ; The air war and the Ho Chi Minh Trail ; Domestic politics and the antiwar movement ; The big fight in the central highlands
  • part III. Looking back: Aftermath ; Reflections.