Overview

The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam is a painfully engrossing and popularly written account of how the battle on the home front ended America’s least popular war. This absorbing narrative, hailed by critics of every persuasion, is the fruit of over a decade’s worth of research: the author sifted through mountains of government documents, press coverage, and transcripts of interviews he conducted with virtually all of the key players, both inside the U.S. government and among the dissenters who ...
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The War Within

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Overview

The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam is a painfully engrossing and popularly written account of how the battle on the home front ended America’s least popular war. This absorbing narrative, hailed by critics of every persuasion, is the fruit of over a decade’s worth of research: the author sifted through mountains of government documents, press coverage, and transcripts of interviews he conducted with virtually all of the key players, both inside the U.S. government and among the dissenters who eventually brought the war to an end. In these pages the antiwar era comes to life through the words of scores of participants, both the famous and the forgotten, who speak with candor and passion about this tumultuous period. A remarkable story of a powerful grassroots movement and its influence on officials in Washington.

“An invaluable record of an unforgettable American calamity.... The War Within deserves to be read and pondered for the lessons it provides about the surprising power of ordinary citizens to make and break wars and Presidents.”
New York Times

“A vivid history of America’s struggle with itself.... Wells gives the drama with a novelist’s intuitions, drawing skillfully on his remarkable interviews...integrated with painstaking archival research.… Open this vast, absorbing narrative to any page and one finds vivid personal dramas.”
Chicago Tribune Book World

“The definitive story of the movement and its effect on policymakers in Washington.”
Boston Globe

“Destined to become the definitive work.… Astounding revelations emerge in a book as meticulously researched as this one.… Always dramatic.”
Portland Oregonian

“Immense, painstakingly researched, painfully engrossing account of how the battle on America's home front ended its longest and least popular war…. A balanced, absorbing, tragic narrative.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This absorbing drama filled with vivid characterizations is an impressive work.”
Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149042050
  • Publisher: Tom Wells
  • Publication date: 12/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 927,086
  • File size: 3 MB

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