Adventures in Two Worlds: Vietnam General and Vermont Professor

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Xlibris Corporation, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
In Part I the author discusses his experiences as Chief of Operations Analysis for Westmoreland during the 1966-67 phase of the Vietnam War. In 1969 he returns to Vietnam as Commanding General Force Artillery and Chief of Staff of Second Field Force, where his final action involves planning the 1970 Cambodian incursion. Turning down further promotions, in Part II he pursues a Ph.D. at Princeton on a campus alive with antiwar protest. We follow him to a tenured professorship at the University of Vermont, where his polling of U.S. generals who had served in Vietnam results in The War Managers, considered a classic book that sets forth their conflicting views on the conduct of that war.

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About the author (2012)

Kinnard graduated from West Point in the D-Day Class of 1944 and served in combat in World War II, the Korean War, and twice in Vietnam--the latter time as a Brigadier General. He retired in 1970 to become a professor-scholar, and after receiving the Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 1973 became a member of the Political Science Faculty at the University of Vermont. While there, he took a two-year leave of absence to serve as the only civilian Chief of Military History, U.S. Army. Since becoming Emeritus Professor at Vermont he has been a Visiting Professor at a number of universities. He is also serving as a Commissioner on the American Battle Monumnets Commission, having been appointed by President Clinton.

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