The War Within: America's Battle Over Vietnam

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iUniverse, 2005 - History - 706 pages
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"The War Within" is a painfully engrossing account of America's internal battle over the Vietnam War. Hailed by critics of every persuasion, this absorbing narrative is the product of over a decade's worth of research: the author sifted through thousands of government and antiwar documents and interviewed virtually all of the key players on both sides of the fence, from Dean Rusk, John Ehrlichman, and H. R. Haldeman to Dave Dellinger, Philip Berrigan, and Daniel Ellsberg. The result is this remarkable chronicle: the story of how a powerful grassroots movement ended our longest and least popular war. In these pages the Vietnam era comes to life through the words of scores of participants, who speak with candor and passion about this tumultuous time.
 

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Immense, painstakingly researched, painfully engrossing account of how the battle on America's home front ended its longest and least popular war. Wells (formerly Univ. of San Francisco, Mills College ... Read full review

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This history of protest activities in the United States during the Vietnam War is an important addition to the field. It complements such recent titles as Charles DeBenedetti and Charles Chatfield's ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1965
9
Quiet Escalation
19
This Is Really War
38
A Colossal Blunder
44
Cooperation or Combat? The International Days
51
A Christmas Bombing Pause
62
PART I
115
Blunting the Moratorium and Mobe
347
I Cant Believe That a FourthRate Power Like North
355
More Defections
364
Moratorium
370
Isolating the Black Sheep
379
The Showdown
389
Restless Victors Revisited
397
EIGHT 1970
403

PART
165
FIVE 1968
223
PART I
287
part
341
NINE 1971
471
TEN 197275
533
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Tom Wells is the author of "The War Within: America's Battle with Vietnam," He lives in Boulder, CO.

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