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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robert Mann
Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (2001, Jan 9th).
A Grand Delusion is the first comprehensive single-volume American political history of the Vietnam War. Spanning the years 1945 to 1975, it is the definitive story of the well-meaning but often misguided American political leaders whose unquestioning adherence to Cold War dogma led the nation into its tragic misadventure in Vietnam. At the center of this narrative are seven such men-Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. William Fulbright, Mike Mansfield, and George McGovern. During their careers, each occupied center-stage in the nation's debate over Vietnam policy.Mann focuses in particular on the role played by leading members of Congress, including senators' Mansfield and Kennedy's shaping of American policy toward Vietnam in the 1950s; Congress's acquiescence in the 1950s to the Eisenhower administration's support of the American-backed Diem government; and the blank check that Congress gave to Lyndon Johnson with the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Alan Fox
Publisher: SelectBooks; 1 edition (2014, Jan 21st).
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Getting along well with others is the real secret to success and happiness. In tens of thousands of classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic and yet we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error. The trial is painful and the error is costly. People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, provides time-proven techniques that you can use to build a better, happier, more successful life. It is the perfect resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges we face every day. "People Tools" are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving communication skills, to finding constructive ways to resolve conflict, each "People Tool" addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result. moreMore Info | Check Availability
The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and PhysicsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Steven E. Landsburg
Publisher: Free Press; First Edition edition (2009, Nov 3rd).
Professor Steven Landsburg uses concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics to address the big questions in philosophy. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability