Diplomatic History

So Much to Lose by William J. Rust

July 29, 2014

In So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos (University Press of Kentucky, 376 pp., $40) William J. Rust offers a meticulous account of President John F. Kennedy’s vacillating actions toward Laos…

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Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War by Pierre Asselin

May 8, 2014

If you have any doubt that the war waged by North Vietnam against the Republic of (South) Vietnam and the United States was, above all, a political one, Pierre Asselin's Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War,…

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JFK in the Senate by John T. Shaw

November 29, 2013

John T. Shaw 's JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency (Palgrave Macmillan, 228 pp., $26) is a well-written, pioneering look at President John F. Kennedy's 1953-60 tenure as the junior U.S. Senator from…

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