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Texas Hold 'Em: LBJ confronts Cuba By Gareth J. Hughes
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It is often forgotten that, at the start of Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency, Cuba, after Moscow, was the number one concern for U.S. foreign policy analysts and Latin American hemispheric... More > relations. The fear of ‘another Cuba’ would haunt LBJ and framed his response to the Dominican crisis. LBJ’s task in Cuba was far from straight forward and his options vast, but at the same time consequence-laden. How did LBJ fundamentally frame the Cuban problem and how did this impinge upon his actions toward that small revolutionary state only 90 miles from Florida? What did he do, why and what does this tell us about the foreign policy of a much-maligned President? In this overview analysis Hughes outlines how LBJ was brilliant and fortunate, hesitant and decisive, attentive and passive, insightful and prone to muddled analogies. His actions were the epitome of his own disposition. This is the story of how LBJ neutered Fidel Castro.< Less
Texas Hold 'Em: LBJ confronts Cuba By Gareth J. Hughes
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It is often forgotten that, at the start of Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency, Cuba, after Moscow, was the number one concern for U.S. foreign policy analysts and Latin American hemispheric... More > relations. The fear of ‘another Cuba’ would haunt LBJ and framed his response to the Dominican crisis. LBJ’s task in Cuba was far from straight forward and his options vast, but at the same time consequence-laden. How did LBJ fundamentally frame the Cuban problem and how did this impinge upon his actions toward that small revolutionary state only 90 miles from Florida? What did he do, why and what does this tell us about the foreign policy of a much-maligned President? In this overview analysis Hughes outlines how LBJ was brilliant and fortunate, hesitant and decisive, attentive and passive, insightful and prone to muddled analogies. His actions were the epitome of his own disposition. This is the story of how LBJ neutered Fidel Castro.< Less
THE REAL LYNDON JOHNSON By JAMES A. BEVACQUA
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The real Lyndon Johnson was not a poor boy who made good, but from an illustrious Texas political family. He was spoiled rotten and universally disliked, but even as a child he craved power. Never... More > able to win popular affection, his specialty was secretly organizing misfits and marginal social types into a force which then stole power. Johnson affectionately called these coups “Hitlerized operations,” and they characterized his behavior in college, in Congress, in the Senate, and as Vice President(170 pages).< Less
THE REAL LYNDON JOHNSON By JAMES A. BEVACQUA
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The real Lyndon Johnson was not a poor boy who made good, but from an illustrious Texas political family. He was spoiled rotten and universally disliked, but even as a child he craved power. Never... More > able to win popular affection, his specialty was secretly organizing misfits and marginal social types into a force which then stole power. Johnson affectionately called these coups “Hitlerized operations,” and they characterized his behavior in college, in Congress, in the Senate, and as Vice President(170 pages).< Less
Trading Freedom for Peace By A. F. CERNY
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Trading Freedom for Peace By A. F. CERNY
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"Fools, Drunks, and the United States" August 12, 1941 By Markham Shaw Pyle
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This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter, most Americans were absorbed by baseball... More > and radio shows, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.< Less
THE JFK Assassination: The Final Analysis By Philip A. Stahl
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This 50th anniversary edition of the original book presents an expanded look at the media portrayal in the 50th anniversary year - and related events. It includes multi-faceted analyses of the... More > acoustic evidence and backyard photos, showing clearly how a conspiracy was at work. 14 years in the writing and over 35 years in research, this book leaves no stone unturned in its single-minded pursuit of truth in the case, including how the mainstream media has attempted to cover up the truth of conspiracy by pushing the specious Warren Commission Report as the final word.< Less
Combat Boots Dainty Feet By Larry Deibert
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In 1969, Greg Taylor, an overweight 21 year old man is drafted in the army. After 17 weeks of basic and MP training, Greg comes home 79 pounds lighter only to hear from his girlfriend, Terry that she... More > doesn’t want to see him again. At his first duty station, Aberdeen Proving Ground, he meets and falls in love with Susan James, the daughter of a colonel. He breaks up with her after he finds out she has been dishonest with him. His dark side comes out during a raid later that evening. He is sent to Vietnam, where on his first night out on the road, his partner is killed in front of his eyes. A few weeks later, Greg is once again nearly killed by a knife wielding prisoner. After the incident, he is reunited with a nurse he knew back in The World. Sharon Andrews and Greg begin a stormy, illicit relationship. Fraternization between enlisted personnel and officers is illegal in the eyes of the army. Their relationship grows and they become engaged, leaving Vietnam together.< Less
Combat Boots Dainty Feet: Finding Love in Vietnam By Larry L. Deibert
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In 1969, Greg Taylor, an overweight 21 year old man is drafted in the army. After 17 weeks of basic and MP training, Greg comes home 79 pounds lighter only to hear from his girlfriend, Terry that she... More > doesn't want to see him again. At his first duty station, Aberdeen Proving Ground, he meets and falls in love with Susan James, the daughter of a colonel. He breaks up with her after he finds out she has been dishonest with him. His dark side comes out during a raid later that evening. He is sent to Vietnam, where on his first night out on the road, his partner is killed in front of his eyes. A few weeks later, Greg is once again nearly killed by a knife wielding prisoner. After the incident, he is reunited with a nurse he knew back in The World. Sharon Andrews and Greg begin a stormy, illicit relationship. Fraternization between enlisted personnel and officers is illegal in the eyes of the army. Their relationship grows and they become engaged, leaving Vietnam together.< Less