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The Fog Of War

Author: James G. Blight
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742542211
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A companion book to the film Fog of War, which explores pivotal events of war such as World War II, The Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War.

The Fog Of War

Author: James G. Blight
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742580229
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The Fog of War provides the background behind the Academy Award-winning documentary by Errol Morris. In this intriguing work, editors James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, who served as academic advisors on the film, bring together film transcripts, documents, dialogues, and essays to explore the issues raised by Robert McNamara's life and work.

In Retrospect

Author: Robert Mcnamara
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525562605
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The definitive insider's account of American policy making in Vietnam. "Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable, and altogether compelling book."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Written twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's controversial memoir answers the lingering questions that surround this disastrous episode in American history. With unprecedented candor and drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, McNamara reveals the fatal misassumptions behind our involvement in Vietnam. Keenly observed and dramatically written, In Retrospect possesses the urgency and poignancy that mark the very best histories—and the unsparing candor that is the trademark of the greatest personal memoirs. Includes a preface written by McNamara for the paperback edition.

Wilson S Ghost

Author: Robert S. McNamara
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586481438
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With Wilson's Ghost, Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight deliver an impassioned plea and a decisive and multi-faceted program for making the 21st century a more peaceful century than the last. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the war that has followed, have made their argument even more imperative. In a provocative synthesis of the pragmatic, historical, and philosophical arguments for avoiding war and achieving a sustainable peace, McNamara and Blight put forth a plan for realizing Woodrow Wilson's dream. The plan begins with a moral imperative that establishes the reduction of human carnage as a major goal of foreign policy across the globe, and details the necessity of adopting new policies to support that goal. McNamara and Blight argue that now is the time for a radical approach to reducing the risk of human carnage, and they demonstrate why we cannot afford to fail in this effort.

Promise And Power

Author: Deborah Shapley
ISBN: 9780788151811
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This is the first major biography, & only complete history, of this enigmatic man who has been a towering figure of the 20th century. Here is the dramatic story of a brilliant but flawed leader who struggled endlessly to reconcile his Berkeley-bred social conscience with his raw drive for power. From his position as the wunderkind president of the Ford Motor Co., to his reign as secretary of defense during the Vietnam War, through his efforts as the president of the World Bank, Deborah Shapley paints an electric portrait of Robert Strange McNamara. "A definitive portrait of a symbol of the American Century." Photos.

Robert Mcnamara S Other War

Author: Patrick Allan Sharma
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812249062
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Robert McNamara's Other War chronicles the former defense secretary's thirteen-year presidency of the World Bank. Using previously unstudied World Bank documents, Patrick Allan Sharma recounts the World Bank's transformation under McNamara and highlights his complex legacy.

The Armageddon Letters

Author: James G. Blight
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442216794
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On the 50th anniversary of the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear era, two of the leading experts on the Cuban missile crisis recreate the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Red Alert

Author: Peter Bryant
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795311583
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The basis for Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove—a chilling, suspenseful novel in which unchecked power unleashes total nuclear disaster. Air Force Brigadier General Quinten is a dying man suffering from the paranoid delusion that he can make the world a better place by ordering a full-scale nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. Once they get wind of it, the President of the United States and his advisors work frantically to stop the attack. The American bombers are to be shot down, and they succeed—but a lone bomber called the “Alabama Angel” escapes and flies on to complete its lunatic mission, ignoring the President’s orders. A ghastly and chilling vision of what might happen when profound and deadly power is put into the wrong hands, this classic thriller continues to serve warning in today’s tumultuous political climate.

Learning To Eat Soup With A Knife

Author: John A. Nagl
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226567709
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Nagl considers the crucial question of how armies adapt to changing circumstances during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared. This book is a timely examination of the lessons of previous counterinsurgency campaigns that will be hailed by both military leaders and interested civilians.