Vandemark Secondary Sources

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VanDeMark uses primary source and secondary sources to find information from Lyndon Bines Johnson library in Austin, Texas (VanDeMark, 1995). VanDeMark uses Vietnam documents, National Security File (NSF), Pentagon Papers, government publication, newspaper/ Periodicals, contemporary books. For the secondary sources, VanDeMark use Richard Dean Burns and Milton Leitenberg, The Wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1945-1982: A Bibliographic Guide (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1983) and Richard Dean Burns, Guide to American Foreign Relations since 1700 (Santa Barbara: ABC- Clio, 1983) (VanDeMark, 1995). The author document the book well because he arranges the event in chronological order from the beginning to the end of the Vietnam War. The information was not too detail because he would state what is happening during the event. For example, on…show more content…
Nor have I chosen to retreat and turn it over to the communist.” Then the next paragraph talks about a campaign stop in Oklahoma. This example shows that he has would state the information but not show the information. The book contains no picture and the title of each chapter show the timeline during the Vietnam War. The general organization helps the book by leading event after event that leads to Vietnam War.
David Anderson did a review on Into the Quagmire; Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. David Anderson stated that VanDeMark’s thesis was” well developed, although he does not fully confront some of Johnson’s less flattering qualities (Reviews of Books: United States).” This statement I agree with because throughout
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