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The Resource The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election, Walter LaFeber

The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election, Walter LaFeber

Label
The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election
Title
The deadly bet
Title remainder
LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election
Statement of responsibility
Walter LaFeber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lyndon B. Johnson made a life-or-death bet during his presidential term - and lost. While fighting an extended war against a determined foe, he gambled that American society could also endure a vast array of domestic reforms. The result was the turmoil of the 1968 presidential election, a crisis more severe than any since the Civil War. With thousands killed in Vietnam, hundreds dead in civil rights riots, televised chaos at the Democratic National Convention, and two major assassinations, Americans responded by voting for the law-and-order message of Richard Nixon." "In The Deadly Bet, distinguished historian Walter LaFeber explores the turbulent election of 1968 and its significance in the larger context of American history. Looking through the eyes of the years most important players - Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Nguyen Van Thieu, and Lyndon Johnson - LaFeber argues that domestic upheaval itself had more impact on the election than did the war in Vietnam."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaFeber, Walter
Dewey number
324.973/0923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E851
LC item number
.L33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Vietnam--America in the war years
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Johnson, Lyndon B
  • Presidents
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Präsidentenwahl
  • Vietnamkrieg
Label
The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election, Walter LaFeber
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0422/2004020834.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General William Westmoreland : the Tet offensive -- Senator Eugene McCarthy : the college student crusade -- Lyndon Johnson : "people grow tired of confusion" -- Martin Luther King : the dream -- Robert Kennedy : the "national soul" -- Richard Nixon : the candidate from Squaresville? -- Hubert Horatio Humphrey : the isolation of the politics of joy -- George Wallace : the populism of the Vietnam war era -- Nguyen Van Thieu : a merry-go-round in a chamber of horrors
Control code
ocm56482288
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 217 pages
Isbn
9780742543928
Lccn
2004020834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56482288
  • (OCoLC)56482288
Label
The deadly bet : LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 election, Walter LaFeber
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0422/2004020834.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General William Westmoreland : the Tet offensive -- Senator Eugene McCarthy : the college student crusade -- Lyndon Johnson : "people grow tired of confusion" -- Martin Luther King : the dream -- Robert Kennedy : the "national soul" -- Richard Nixon : the candidate from Squaresville? -- Hubert Horatio Humphrey : the isolation of the politics of joy -- George Wallace : the populism of the Vietnam war era -- Nguyen Van Thieu : a merry-go-round in a chamber of horrors
Control code
ocm56482288
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 217 pages
Isbn
9780742543928
Lccn
2004020834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56482288
  • (OCoLC)56482288

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