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The War Within By Tom Wells

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A detailed study of the American anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, which documents all organizations that waged campaigns of mass protest, draft resistance and civil disobedience. The author describes how the movement was instrumental in the eventual withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam.
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The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam by Tom Wells

The Vietnam war left a gash in the heart of America that can still be felt today. "The War Within" is a history of America's internal battle over that war, which chronicles the full story of how a powerful grass-roots force - the antiwar movement - changed the course of American history. Tom Wells spent over ten years researching government and antiwar-movement documents and interviewing key players from the Vietnam era - from Dean Rusk, William Westmoreland and John Ehrlichman to Dave Dellinger, Philip Berrigan and Daniel Ellsberg. Wells moves from protests at the White House gates to antiwar meeting halls, recreating the activities of the student factions, religious organizations, political splinter groups and other organizations that waged campaigns of mass protest, draft resistance, civil disobedience, and sometimes political violence. Here, too, are the behind-the-scenes planning sessions of Democratic and Republican administrations as they sought to discredit and subvert the antiwar movement's efforts. Wells demonstrates that Washington took the antiwar movement seriously at every stage of the war and that the movement was instrumental in the eventual withdrawal of US forces from Southeast Asia. He also reveals how the movement's growing influence prompted the Watergate fiasco.

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The War Within Reviews


"Comprehensive. . . .This absorbing drama filled with vivid characterizations is an impressive work."--"Publishers Weekly

About Tom Wells


Tom Wells has taught at the University of San Francisco and Mills College and is now a freelance writer in Oakland, California.

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GOR008042831
The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam by Tom Wells
Tom Wells
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University of California Press
1994-04-13
706
0520083679
9780520083677
N/A
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