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American Forum - JFK and the Vietnam Escalation

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Marc Selverstone
October 16, 2013
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

Marc Selverstone
Marc Selverstone

Marc Selverstone is Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center. He joined the Miller Center in November 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. in U.S. Foreign Relations from Ohio University. His interests include U.S. foreign relations post-1945, the culture of the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. He is author of Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945–1950 (Harvard University Press, 2009), which won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2010. He is presently at work on The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. This Forum is part of the Miller Center’s 50th Anniversary retrospective on the Kennedy Presidency.

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