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VanDeMark, Brian 1960-

Works: 13 works in 67 publications in 6 languages and 7,378 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043373
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian VanDeMark
In retrospect : the tragedy and lessons of Vietnam by Robert S McNamara( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 4,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, McNamara analyzes the Vietnam War and his role in it
Into the quagmire : Lyndon Johnson and the escalation of the Vietnam War by Brian VanDeMark( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In November of 1964, as Lyndon Johnson celebrated his landslide victoryover Barry Goldwater, the government of South Vietnam lay in ashambles. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor described it as a country beset by"chronic factionalism, civilian-military suspicion and distrust, absence of national spirit and motivation, lack of cohesion in thesocial structure, lack of experience in the conduct of government."Virtually no one in the Johnson Administration believed that Saigoncould defeat the co
Pandora's keepers : nine men and the atomic bomb by Brian VanDeMark( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There were nine of them: men with the names Oppenheimer, Teller, Fermi, Bohr, Lawrence, Bethe, Rabi, Szilard, and Compton - brilliant men who believed in science and who saw before anyone else did the awesome workings of an invisible world. They came from many places, some fleeing Nazism in Europe, others quietly slipping out of university teaching jobs, all gathering in secret wartime laboratories to create the world's first atomic bomb. At one such place hidden away in the mountains of northern New Mexico - Los Alamos - they would crack the secret of the nuclear chain reaction and construct a device that incinerated a city and melted its victims so thoroughly that the only thing left was their scorched outlines on the sidewalks." "During the war, few of the atomic scientists questioned the wisdom of their desperate endeavor. But afterward, they were forced to deal with the sobering legacy of their creation. Some were haunted by the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and would become anti-nuclear weapons activists; others would go on to build bigger and even deadlier bombs. Some would remain friends; others would become bitter rivals and enemies. In explaining their lives and their struggles, Brian VanDeMark superbly illuminates the ways in which these brilliant and sensitive men came to terms with their horrific creation. The result is spectacular history and a moral investigation of the highest order."--Jacket
American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East by Brian VanDeMark( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the founding and history of the American University of Beirut, alma mater to many of the biggest minds in Middle Eastern politics, focusing on the efforts of two dueling families to build a greater school than the other
In retrospect the tragedy and lessons of Vietnam by Robert S McNamara( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former secretary of defense Robert McNamara's retrospective look at the American foreign policy that led the U.S. into the Vietnam War and the many lessons learned thereafter
Vietnam : das Trauma einer Weltmacht by Robert S McNamara( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hò̂i ký của bộ trưởng bộ quó̂c phòng Mỹ Robert S. Mc Namara qua cuộc chié̂n tranh ở Việt Nam
Avec le recul : la tragédie du Vietnam et ses leçons by Robert S McNamara( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'autocritique du secrétaire à la Défense de Kennedy et Johnson, de janvier 1961 à 1968, et des informations de première main, non seulement sur ces sept années de guerre, mais sur la machinerie gouvernementale américaine et son fonctionnement
Mai na ma la yue zhan hui gu : jue ce yu jiao xun by Mai Na Ma La( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam Round Table : Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, March 9-10, 1991 by Vietnam Round Table( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lyndon Johnson and the escalation of the Vietnam War, 1964-1965 by Brian VanDeMark( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The early Cold War by United States Naval Academy History Symposium( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Vgli︠a︡dyvai︠a︡s' v proshloe : tragedii︠a︡ i uroki V'etnama / Robert S. Maknamara ; per. s angl by Robert S McNamara( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In retrospect by Robert S McNamara( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara details how the United States got involved in Vietnam and how the war escalated, all with hindsight enough to regret the decisions made
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Alternative Names
De Mark, Brian Van.
De Mark, Brian Van 1960-
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Mark, Brian Van De.
Mark, Brian van de 1960-
Van de Mark, Brian
Van De Mark, Brian Stevens 1960-
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English (58)
Chinese (3)
German (2)
Vietnamese (2)
French (1)
Russian (1)