Hess Presents on “Lessons” of the Vietnam War

Posted on 3/27/2012 10:45:22 AM

The History Department and Asian Studies program are sponsoring a public lecture by Gary Hess: “Explaining Failure: The Debate over the ‘Lessons’ of the Vietnam War.” The lecture will take place Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall (refreshments served).

Hess is emeritus distinguished research professor at Bowling Green State University.

Hess’ publications include:

  • Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War (Blackwell, 2008)
  • Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf (Johns Hopkins, 2001); rev.ed., Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq (Johns Hopkins, 2009)
  • Vietnam and the United States: Origins and Legacy of War (Macmillan/Twayne, 1990; rev. ed., 1998)
  • The United States' Emergence as a Southeast Asian Power, 1940-1950 (Columbia University, 1987)
  • The United States at War, 1941-1945 (Harlan Davidson, 1986; rev. eds, 2000, 2010)
  • Editor, America and Russia: Cold War Confrontation to Coexistence (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973)

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