05 November 2016

Containment and Credibility reviewed in the Library Journal



The Library Journal just published a review of Pat Proctor's third book, Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception that Plunged America into the Vietnam War in its October 1 issue. Here's an excerpt:

“Historians will find in this work a fresh take on the Vietnam War, as well as its warnings for current conflicts”

14 October 2016

Containment and Credibility reviewed in Publishers Weekly




“What is new [in Containment and Credibility] is Proctor’s sound conclusion that the Vietnam War containment and credibility framework has had a lasting influence on U.S. foreign policy. Today’s 'War on Terror,' he says, is still being fought with a Cold War-era foreign policy ideology, which could be a recipe for 'a century of costly and fruitless warfare across the globe.'”

To see the entire review, click here.

02 September 2016

Containment and Credibility delayed until November 2016

The release of Pat's latest book, Containment and Credibility, has been delayed until November 2016 to give reviewers time to publish reviews.  But the book is still available for pre-orders at a number of booksellers.

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

IndieBound.org

Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception that Plunged America into the Vietnam War is a compelling account of the domestic political debate over the Vietnam War. It follows the evolution of the argument between successive administrations, the press, academia, the Congress, and antiwar activists as they struggled to move public opinion about the war.

15 March 2016

Containment and Credibility Available for Pre-Order

The release date for Containment and Credibility is coming up fast!  The book will ship on 5 July 2016.  But you can pre-order the book now at a number of booksellers.

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

IndieBound.org

Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception that Plunged America into the Vietnam War is a compelling account of the domestic political debate over the Vietnam War. It follows the evolution of the argument between successive administrations, the press, academia, the Congress, and antiwar activists as they struggled to move public opinion about the war.

29 December 2015

New Website for "Containment and Credibility"

The Website for Pat's latest book, Containment and Credibility, is now active. 

To see the page, click here.

Containment and Credibility tells the story of the domestic politics surrounding the Vietnam War and the battle for US public opinion.  This book will be published by Carrel Books in summer 2016.

12 December 2015

New Facebook Page for "Containment and Credibility"

The Facebook page for Pat's latest book, Containment and Credibility, is now active. 

To see the page, click here.

Containment and Credibility tells the story of the domestic politics surrounding the Vietnam War and the battle for US public opinion.  This book will be published by Carrel Books in summer 2016.

13 August 2015

Coming Spring 2016: Containment and Credibility

Pat Proctor's newest offering, Containment and Credibility: The Ideology and Deception that Plunged America into the Vietnam War, is coming to bookshelves in spring 2016.

"Today, the Vietnam War is remembered in popular memory as a war embroiled in deceptions and half-truths.  This is no accident.  It is not that this war was started more dishonestly than other American wars.  Rather, Americans remember the war in this way because of the domestic political debate that took place during its conduct. Early in the Vietnam War, opponents attacked the Cold War ideology that justified it.  But they found that military containment was so deeply entrenched in the popular American understanding of international relations that it was virtually unassailable. In 1968, opponents of the war in Congress switched tactics and instead began attacking the President's credibility on the war.  This tactic proved so successful that virtually all opponents of the war soon followed suit.  The tactic worked, ultimately ending the war.  But this tactic also had a number of unintended consequences.  First, it left the ideology of containment intact, perpetuating the Cold War for another decade.  And this tactic--attacking the administration's credibility on the Vietnam War--also permanently altered how Americans understood--and remembered--the Vietnam War."

Containment and Credibility will be published by Carrel Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.