Abstract: Major H.R. McMaster uses evidence obtained from the Freedom of Information Act to expose the errors and deceit in the Johnson Administration that lead to the U.S. becoming involved in the Viet Nam war under conditions that made it almost unwinnable.
Keywords: book review, vietnam, history, conspiracy, Viet Nam war, Vietnamese conflict 1961-1975, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert McNamara, military, United States politics and government 1963-1969.
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Title: Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies That Led to Vietnam
Author: H. R. McMaster
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date Published: April 1997
ISBN: 0060187956
LOCN: DS558.M43 1997
Dewey: 959.704/3373 21
Pages: 446
Bibliography: 293 entries
Footnotes: 1097 entries
Photos: 17
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Chapter 1: The New Frontiersmen and the Old Guard (1961 - October 1962)

Chapter 2: Havana and Hanoi (October 1962 - November 1963)

Chapter 3: New War, New Leader (November 1963 - January 1964)

Chapter 4: Graduated Pressure (January - March 1964)

Chapter 5: From Distrust to Deceit (March - July 1964)

Chapter 6: Across the Threshold (July - August 1964)

Chapter 7: Contriving Consensus (August - September 1964)

Chapter 8: Prophecies Rejected and the Path of Least Resistance (September - November 1964)

Chapter 9: Planning for Failure (November - December 1964)

Chapter 10: A Fork in the Road (December 1964 - February 1965)

Chapter 11: The Foot in the Door (February - March 1965)

Chapter 12: A Quicksand of Lies (March - April 1965)

Chapter 13: The Coach and His Team (April - June 1965)

Chapter 14: War without Direction (April - June 1965)

Chapter 15: Five Silent Men (July 1965)



Author:        McMaster, H. R., 1962-
Title:         Dereliction of duty : Lyndon Johnson, Robert
                  McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the lies that led to
                  Vietnam / H.R. McMaster.
Edition:       1st ed.
Published:     New York : HarperCollins, c1997.
Description:   xviii, 446 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   DS558.M43 1997
Dewey No.:     959.704/3373 21
ISBN:          0060187956
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-434)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States.
               United States -- Politics and government --
               Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Control No.:   97005152 


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