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Hardcover With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics Book

ISBN: 0299226808

ISBN13: 9780299226800

With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics

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In 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, centrist Congressman Melvin Laird (R-WI) agreed to serve as Richard Nixon's secretary of defense. It was not, Laird knew, a move likely to endear him to the American public--but as he later said, "Nixon couldn't find anybody else who wanted the damn job." For the next four years, Laird deftly navigated the morass of the war he had inherited. Lampooned as a "missile head," but decisive in crafting an exit strategy,...

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