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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, (electronic resource)

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

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
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/3373
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.V478 2004
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
Summary expansion
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. Sorley's 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
Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 881-890) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000267447
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9780896725331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004002747
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000267447
Label
Vietnam chronicles : the Abrams tapes, 1968-1972, transcribed, selected, edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Lewis Sorley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 881-890) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000267447
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9780896725331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004002747
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000267447

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