Mar. 28: LBJ

 

Topics:
  Vietnam, the Dominican Crisis, Superpower Relations
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson, American Foreign Relations, pp. 346-56.

Herring, America's Longest War, pp. 131-268.


Suggested:
Robert Dallek, Flawed Giant:Lyndon Johnson and His Times (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Logevall, Origins of the Vietnam War, pp. 58-92.

H. R., McMaster, Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam (New York: HarperCollins, 1997).

Robert Mann, A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam (New York: Basic Books, 2001).

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 414-54.

 
Additional Resources:
 

PowerPoint Presentation

White House Tape, LBJ and McGeorge Bundy, May 27, 1964.

White House Tape, LBJ and Richard Russell, May 27, 1964.

White House Tape, LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr., July 7, 1965.