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From Trust to Tragedy
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Ambassador to South Vietnam during the Kennedy administration, this book is Nolting's frank and perceptive account of the events in Vietnam and Washington that culminated in the overthrow of the Diem government in November 1963.

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Background, 1946-1961 Assignment to Vietnam In Harness Negotiating the U.S. Role in Vietnam The Military Picture and Pacification The Laos Accords, the Comprehensive Plan, and Media Relations From Euphoria to Ferment The Buddhist Crisis Washington: Vacillation and Betrayal Bibliography Index

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FREDERICK NOLTING, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, was the American Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1961 to 1963. Prior to that, he was assigned to NATO Headquaters and in 1957 became Deputy Chief of the U.S. Delegation to NATO and the Organization for European Economic Cooperation and Alternate U.S. Representation to the North Atlantic Council. Ambassador Nolting retired from the State Department in 1964 after twenty-two years of government service.

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"A very clear and sometimes powerful report that deals more with American political kibtizing in and over Vietnam than on events there (that always outpaced America's butter-fingered policy)."-The Cellar Bookshop
"Personalized, even emotionally toned in places, valuable historical source material."-Chicago Tribune
?Personalized, even emotionally toned in places, valuable historical source material.?-Chicago Tribune
?A very clear and sometimes powerful report that deals more with American political kibtizing in and over Vietnam than on events there (that always outpaced America's butter-fingered policy).?-The Cellar Bookshop

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