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The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and The American Experience In Vietnam
The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and The American Experience In Vietnam
By Douglas Kinnard
Brassey's, 1991, 252 pp
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General Taylor, as adviser to the president, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and ambassador to Saigon, was intimately involved with the Vietnam War for eight years. This succinct and balanced study explores his role with emphasis on why he did not press his doubts about the wisdom of committing ground troops in 1965 to the point of changing a disastrous course.