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George Ball, Vietnam, And The Rethinking Of Containment
George Ball, Vietnam, And The Rethinking Of Containment
By David L. DiLeo
University of North Carolina Press, 1991, 265 pp

George Ball has long been recognized as the one high official in the Johnson administration who consistently argued against the American military commitment to Vietnam. This careful study, based on Ball's private papers and other archival sources, explores both his ideas and his decision to try to effect change from within and not by spectacular public resignation and outburst.