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Lyndon Johnson's Dual War: Vietnam and the Press
Lyndon Johnson's Dual War: Vietnam and the Press
By Kathleen J. Turner
University of Chicago Press, 1985, 358 pp
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An outstanding study of how President Johnson believed that he could succeed in the Vietnam War if only he could overcome the intractability of the press. The sad result was a President so preoccupied with the press that he could not question the premises of the war itself. The research is based on the Lyndon Johnson papers, oral histories, and printed sources.