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making of a quagmire

David Halberstam

making of a quagmire

America and Vietnam during the Kennedy era

by David Halberstam

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam,
  • Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Previously published: New York : Knopf, c1988.

    StatementDavid Halberstam ; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal.
    ContributionsSingal, Daniel Joseph, 1944-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS556.9 .H344 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 223 p. :
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21873162M
    ISBN 100742560074, 0742560082
    ISBN 109780742560079, 9780742560086
    LC Control Number2007033798

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