That Lousy War: Explaining Vietnam

Garfinkle, Adam
December 2000
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec2000, Issue 108, p17
Book Review
Reviews several books on Vietnam war. Includes 'Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict,' by Michael Lind; 'Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of the Vietnam War,' by Fredrik Logevall; 'Peace Now! American Society and the Ending of the Vietnam War,' by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones.


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