The Monday American: A History Podcast
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Revisiting America's past, because hindsight isn't always 20/20. Delivering stories from America’s history with Kipling's own philosophy: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” | We put the "story" back into History!Read more »
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The Vietnam War (Part V): America’s Costly Lesson
The Vietnam War (Part V): America's Costly Lesson. Apologies for the delay in releasing the fifth and final episode for the Vietnam series. Technical difficulty combined with operator error can be a deadly combo! The fifth episode picks up right where part four left off. Nixon takes the reigns of Presidential burden and responsibility from the hands of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The most daunting task ahead of the nation and the new administration, to no one's surprise, is the looming war in Vietnam and the path out of the conflict. Nixon and Henry Kissinger fell into a trap that was partly due to their own pride, their own arrogance and their own insecurities. It was also in part due to the nature of the Vietnam War itself. It was a bloody, gruesome and gory affair. The arrogant Nixon and Kissinger duo somehow managed to convince themselves that reality was something other than what was in front of them. They decided on the paradoxical, if not tragically ironic, policy of "War for Peace". Nixon allowed himself to believe he could use brute force to force the North Vietnamese into a peace settlement adhering to his definitoin of "peace with honor". Each step and decision he took became more obsessive, paranoid and constitutionally unsound as he drug America through its final stages of the conflict in Vietnam that would become America's longest war; as well as one of it's most costly lessons. This episode is sponsored by Sudio. Sudio is a company making studio quality headphones with a stylish design; all while not overcharging just because they can. Visit the website and use the promo code THEMONDAYAMERICAN for 15% off any order! This episode is also brought to you by "The Three Brothers: When George Washington and Edmund Barton Sat Down to Dinner" This is a book written by Australian author Stephen E. Marantelli. The best way to sum up this book is the phrase "history with a mystery". Stephen sent me a copy and I've been thoroughly enjoying it! If you're a fan of history this book is a must read! To find a list of sources used please visit the website where you'll find a Chicago Manual of Style list of Works Cited. This show is proudly part of the PodcastAdvocate.Network. To find other amazing shows like this one or to find out more about the network such as its award winning editing service, click the link. You know you want to...Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Got me Interested in History!
This show always has a fresh take on a topic of American History that is familiar but you haven't heard it like this before! Highly recommend, A++ show!
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of
really great show!
I really enjoy listening to this show, its informative and always gives great analysis using history as a precedent.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of
Love this show! Episode 8 by far is my favorite! The depth of historical analysis is truly impressive!
Date published: 2017-05-26