Book Reviews of In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
In Retrospect The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
Author: Robert S. McNamara
ISBN-13: 9780812925234
ISBN-10: 0812925238
Publication Date: 4/12/1995
Pages: 414
Edition: 1st ed
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book will make you upset if you lived through the vietnam war or had loved ones who were involved. McNamara, as Kennedy's secretary of war, makes apologies in that he says now that a lot of the decisions were wrong and there was a lot of uneccessary death and destruction during those years. He tries to assuage his role and basically outlines changes that should have been implemented at the time. It does not explain how or why he, being a key player, did not get us out of vietnam sooner or make the necessary policy changes. It's a "cop out" on his part to try and clear his conscience.
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The title says it all....

From inside cover..
book tells the inside and personal story of America's descent into Vietnam from a unique point of view, and is one of the most enlightening books about government ever written.