The Resource Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley

Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley

Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972
Title
Vietnam chronicles
Title remainder
the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972
Statement of responsibility
transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the four years General Creighton W. Abrams was commander in Vietnam, he and his staff made more than 455 tape recordings of briefings and meetings. In 1994, with government approval, Lewis Sorley began transcribing and analyzing the tapes. Sorley's laborious, time-consuming effort has produced a picture of the senior U.S. commander in Vietnam and his associates working to prosecute a complex and challenging military campaign in an equally complex and difficult political context. The concept of the nature of the war and the way it was conducted changed during Abrams's command. The progressive buildup of U.S. forces was reversed, and Abrams became responsible for turning the war back to the South Vietnamese. The edited transcriptions in this volume clearly reflect those changes in policy and strategy. They include briefings called the Weekly Intelligence Estimate Updates as well as meetings with such visitors as the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other high-ranking officials. In Vietnam Chronicles we see, for the first time, the difficult task that Creighton Abrams accomplished with tact and skill
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.V478 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modern Southeast Asia series
Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 881-890) and index
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  • TODD
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1968 -- 1969 -- 1970 -- 1971 -- 1972 -- Meeting participants -- Vietnamese names in meetings
Control code
ocm70843528
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 917 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611093402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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u115682
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70843528
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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