With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics Hardcover Book, eBook Download PDF, EPUB, MOBI and FB2

Dale Van Atta
Dale Van Atta

Visit Dale Van Atta's Page - find all the books, read about the author, and more.

Are you an author and want to add information about yourself or book? Visit the Contact Us page and use the feedback form.

Overall Rating: 4.0

Get a book in paper version

Brief introduction

In 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, centrist Congressman Melvin Laird (R-WI) agreed to serve as Richard Nixon's secretary of defense. It was not, Laird knew, a move likely to endear him...

read more

Are you looking book With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics for reading on a computer or a smartphone? Our search will help you find and download a book in any e-Book format.

To Search

Search of electronic versions of books is carried out in a completely automatic mode, using the data provided by API of third-party sites and services. Search is carried out by the unique name of the book and it's ISBN code (if the code is available).

Bibliographic data

This edition of book was issued in Hardcover. The volume of the ebook is 664 pages (approximate value, can be different depending on the edition).

Original Title
With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
ISBN13
9780299226800
Edition Format
Hardcover
Book Language
English
Number of Pages
664 pages
Ebook Format
All DRM Support Types (EPUB, MOBI and PDF)
Information about the versions of the electronic book (e-book) is preliminary. Available formats depend on the services that provide the distribution of such content (third parties).
PDF file

Download and save all data of With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics book in one free PDF file. Includes bibliographic data, information about the author of the ebook, description of the e-book and other (if such information is available).

Click the button and the file will be created after the page reloads. In the future, the file will be accessible via a direct link.

Generate PDF File
With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
DMCA Protected

Our site complies with the law. Therefore, on our servers there is no any byte of information that would violate the rights of writers or third parties.

This site is the site of the Amazon Affiliate Program and other online stores (the list is constantly expanding). It only provides affiliate links to online shopping for buying books. All books are copyrights to the original owners.

The search for information about books and authors is carried out through the API of search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. We do not change the information, just give it a structure and a convenient view for reading.

This site will respond to "any and all take-down requests" that comply with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other applicable intellectual property laws. If you believe that a website page infringes on your copyright then please use the form to submit a request.

Rate this ebook

You can vote only once. Voting is completely anonymous and does not require registration. Your voices will help other users to choose the right book.

Description of "With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics"

In 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, centrist Congressman Melvin Laird (R-WI) agreed to serve as Richard Nixon's secretary of defense. It was not, Laird knew, a move likely to endear him to the American public—but as he later said, "Nixon couldn't find anybody else who wanted the damn job". For the next four years, Laird deftly navigated the morass of the war he had in In 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, centrist Congressman Melvin Laird (R-WI) agreed to serve as Richard Nixon's secretary of defense.

It was not, Laird knew, a move likely to endear him to the American public—but as he later said, "Nixon couldn't find anybody else who wanted the damn job". For the next four years, Laird deftly navigated the morass of the war he had inherited. Lampooned as a "missile head", but decisive in crafting an exit strategy, he doggedly pursued his program of Vietnamization, initiating the withdrawal of U.S. military personnel and gradually ceding combat responsibilities to South Vietnam.

In fighting to bring the troops home faster, pressing for more humane treatment of POWs, and helping to end the draft, Laird employed a powerful blend of disarming Midwestern candor and Washington savvy, as he sought a high moral road bent on Nixon's oft-stated (and politically instrumental) goal of peace with honor. The first book ever to focus on Laird's legacy, this authorized biography reveals his central and often unrecognized role in managing the crisis of national identity sparked by the Vietnam War—and the challenges, ethical and political, that confronted him along the way. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Laird, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and numerous others, author Dale Van Atta offers a sympathetic portrait of a man striving for open government in an atmosphere fraught with secrecy.

Van Atta illuminates the inner workings of high politics: Laird's behind-the-scenes sparring with Kissinger over policy, his decisions to ignore Nixon's wilder directives, his formative impact on arms control and health care, his key role in the selection of Ford for vice president, his frustration with the country's abandonment of Vietnamization, and, in later years, his unheeded warning to Donald Rumsfeld that "it's a helluva lot easier to get into a war than to get out of one". Best Books for Regional Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the Public Library Association

This description is taken from the website: https://ebook.ukstores.org/wZCwMP.


Using data provided by third-party sites, we help you in the search for electronic versions of books. Just click on the button, wait a few seconds and the search engine of our site is sure to get a few links.

To search on our site you do not need to register and do not need to provide personal information. Please do not update or close the page until the search is complete - it will not take much time. Otherwise, the search will need to be repeated.

Sites and services that store files may require registration and other conditions for access to downloading and reading electronic books.

Download

Newest added books