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In Retrospect  The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (Author Signed), McNamara, Robert S.

Author Name    McNamara, Robert S.

Book Title   In Retrospect The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (Author Signed)

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Edition   First Edition; Seventh Printing

Publisher's Name    Crown 1995

ISBN or ASIN Number    0812925238 / 9780812925234

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID or SKU   60569

Inscribed and signed 3/18/96. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 July 6, 2009)[4] was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, during which time he played a large role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War.[5] Following that, he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 to 1981. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis.[6] McNamara consolidated intelligence and logistics functions of the Pentagon into two centralized agencies: the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Defense Supply Agency.Prior to public service, McNamara was one of the "Whiz Kids" who helped rebuild Ford Motor Company after World War II, and briefly served as Ford's President before becoming Secretary of Defense. A group of advisors he brought to the Pentagon inherited the "Whiz Kids" moniker.McNamara is the longest serving Secretary of Defense, amassing 2,595 days between 1961 and 1968. Rare signed copy.; 9.40 X 6.60 X 1.70 inches; 414 pages; Signed by Author

Price = 89.97 USD


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