Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
This book is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U.S. invsion of Vietnam and a probing reflection of the elite political culture that allowed and ecouraged the Cold War.
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