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The Resource Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley

Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley

Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972
Title
Vietnam chronicles
Title remainder
the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972
Statement of responsibility
transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the four years General Creighton W. Abrams was commander in Vietnam, he and his staff made more than 455 tape recordings of briefings and meetings. In 1994, with government approval, Lewis Sorley began transcribing and analyzing the tapes. Sorleys laborious, time-consuming effort has produced a picture of the senior U.S. commander in Vietnam and his associates working to prosecute a complex and challenging military campaign in an equally complex and difficult political context. The concept of the nature of the war and the way it was conducted changed during Abrams's command. The progressive buildup of U.S. forces was reversed, and Abrams became responsible for turning the war back to the South Vietnamese. The edited transcriptions in this volume clearly reflect those changes in policy and strategy. They include briefings called the Weekly Intelligence Estimate Updates as well as meetings with such visitors as the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other high-ranking officials. In Vietnam Chronicles we see, for the first time, the difficult task that Creighton Abrams accomplished with tact and skill."--Page [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
959.7043373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sorley, Lewis
Series statement
Modern Southeast Asia series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abrams, Creighton W.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116637928
  • 31223116637910
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 881-890) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1968 -- 1969 -- 1970 -- 1971 -- 1972 -- Meeting participants -- Vietnamese names in meetings
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 895 pages
Isbn
9780896729599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 907651546
  • (OCoLC)907651546
Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116637928
  • 31223116637910
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 881-890) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1968 -- 1969 -- 1970 -- 1971 -- 1972 -- Meeting participants -- Vietnamese names in meetings
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 895 pages
Isbn
9780896729599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 907651546
  • (OCoLC)907651546

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