The Laird legacy : a biography of Melvin R. Laird

Van Atta, Dale

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  • Creator Dale Van Atta ; foreword by Gerald R. Ford
  • Format Books
  • Publication Marshfield, Wis. : Marshfield Clinic, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 839 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780981570709, 0981570704
  • OCLC ocn307710377


  • Focuses on Laird's legacy, revealing his central and often unrecognized role in managing the crisis of national identity sparked by the Vietnam War.


  • "This book has been published in a limited edition of 500 copies. An abridged edition, entitled With honor: Melvin Laird in war, peace, and politics (ISBN 978-0-299-22680-0), is published by the University of Wisconsin Press. "--T.p. verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-812) and index.
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