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McNamara, Robert S. 1916-2009

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In retrospect : the tragedy and lessons of Vietnam by Robert S McNamara( Book )

51 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 4,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert S. McNamara, secretary of defense for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, helped lead America into Vietnam. McNamara believed that the fight against communism in Asia was worth the sacrifice of American lives, and yet he eventually came to believe that the war was, in fact, unwinnable. Outnumbered by those who wanted to continue fighting, he left the Johnson administration and his involvement in Vietnam behind. He refused any public comment on the war, and for almost three decades has kept his silence - until the nineties. Drawing on his personal experience and a wealth of documentation - much of it only declassified decades later, and some presented here for the first time ever - McNamara has crafted an insider account of Vietnam policy making. He reveals exactly how we stumbled into the war, and exactly why it quickly became so difficult to pull out. McNamara takes us into the Oval Office for late-night discussions with the president, into the halls of the Pentagon as military strategy is argued, and into the chambers of Congress as policy is debated. He also reveals his own inner torment as the war effort becomes increasingly frustrating, and then utterly disastrous. The result is a book that is not only history of the highest order, but also revealing portrait of the trials of leadership.--adapted from publisher description
The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War
Argument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy by Robert S McNamara( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In six meetings held in Hanoi, and a seventh in Italy, Robert McNamara, his colleagues in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and American's top Vietnam and military scholars met with their Vietnamese counterparts. In frank and astonishing diagolues the two groups walked step-by-step through the war, analyzing each decision and action from both sides
Wilson's ghost : reducing the risk of conflict, killing, and catastrophe in the 21st century by Robert S McNamara( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodrow Wilson's vision of a collective international action to resist aggressive conflict after the carnage of World War I failed tragically. Over 160 million people died in war during the 20th century, and in Wilson's Ghost, Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight put forth a decisive, multi-faceted action program for realizing Wilson's dream during this century. The plan begins with a moral imperative that establishes as a major goal of foreign policy across the globe the avoidance of war. To that end, enforcement entails only multilateral intervention on the part of the United States; full reconciliation with Russia and China to integrate those nations into relations with the other Great Powers; restructuring the United Nations to greater effectiveness; defining and deterring war crimes; creating UN enforcement; and finally, reducing nuclear danger by eliminating the huge arsenal held by the United States and Russia, and by signing into law the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The authors support their plan with specific, achievable steps that can begin now to ensure a more peaceful 21st century
The essence of security : reflections in office by Robert S McNamara( Book )

37 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy statements from the author's public addresses and reports to Congress during his tenure as Secretary of Defense
Blundering into disaster : surviving the first century of the nuclear age by Robert S McNamara( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection
One hundred countries, two billion people; the dimensions of development by Robert S McNamara( Book )

25 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the five years I have been President of the World Bank I have continually been impressed with the need for political leaders and the public to reflect more deeply on the problems faced by the two billion people, hundreds of millions of whom are literally struggling for survival, in the one hundred developing nations that we serve
Out of the cold : new thinking for American foreign and defense policy in the 21st century by Robert S McNamara( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations and America's post-Cold War future
Countdown to zero by Patience Agbabi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident."--Container
The Future role of the World Bank : addresses( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fog of war by Errol Morris( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, ad the effects of the Vietnam War
Address to the Board of Governors by Robert S McNamara( Book )

85 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first public speech as President of the World Bank, Robert S. McNamara stressed that the Bank faced the question of what action the Bank, as a development organization, needs to take to overcome the recent mood of frustration and failure among developing countries and donors. He noted that Lester Pearson will lead an independent commission on the state of development aid. In the meantime, McNamara vowed that the Bank can and will act, and it will provide leadership in development planning. He proposed that the Bank Group double lending over the next five years, directed at developing national economies, stimulating growth, and aiding the poorest nations which need the most help. Some of this effort will be funded by a dramatic increase in Bank borrowing. Additionally, he note the need for more international representation among the Bank's staff to really be an International Bank. He called for changes in resource allocation to geographic areas and economic sectors. Aid to the regions of Latin America and Africa will rise relative to South Asia. He advocated increased focus to Education and Agriculture. He called for new initiatives to control population growth. He proposed three courses of action. First, make it clear to developing countries how the rapid growth of the population slows down their development potential. Second, look for opportunities to fund facilities for its members to carry out their programs of family planning. Third, join forces with others in research programs to determine the methods of the most effective family planning and national administration of population control programs
The McNamara years at the World Bank : major policy addresses of Robert S. McNamara, 1968-1981 ; with forewords by Helmut Schmidt, and Léopold Senghor by Robert S McNamara( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facilitating development in a changing Third World--trade, finance, aid : report of the Trilateral Task Force on Strategies for Assistance to Developing Countries to the Trilateral Commission by Takeshi Watanabe( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1) From the John Holmes Library collection
The Gulf of Tonkin, the 1964 incidents : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninetieth Congress, second session by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers Tonkin Gulf incidents of August 2 and 4, 1964, during which two U.S. destroyers, operating in international waters, apparently came under attack by North Vietnamese torpedo boats. U.S. responded with an air strike on facilities that supported the attacking torpedo boats
Not for conquest( Visual )

in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975
Essays on arms control and national security( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, collected to commemorate the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's 25th anniversary, span not only ACDA's lifetime, but the four decades of the nuclear era. The articles provide a sampling of the arms-control-related speculation and controversy that has existed during those years. Since many of the authors are either current members of the U.S. Government or have strongly influenced its policy over the years, these essays on the formulation of U.S. arms control and national security policies have almost assumed the status of classics. The authors represented include Fred Ikle, Henry Rowen, Paul Nitze, George Kennan, Robert McNamara, Thomas Schelling, Albert Wohlstetter, and James Schlesinger. S/N 044-000-02164-1: $12.00
Universal Newsreels, Release 341, April 1, 1935( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal Newsreels, Release 340, March 27, 1935( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal Newsreels, Release 531, January 25, 1937( Visual )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In retrospect : the tragedy and lessons of Vietnam
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The Fog of War : Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamaraArgument without end : in search of answers to the Vietnam tragedyWilson's ghost : reducing the risk of conflict, killing, and catastrophe in the 21st centuryThe fog of warThe fog of war : lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamaraIllusions of choice : the F-111 and the problem of weapons acquisition reformThe McNamara ascendancy, 1961-1965
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