Vietnam War Bibliography:

Presidential Documents

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Once upon a time, one volume of this series would contain the complete text of every public speech or other public statement made by a particular president during a particular year. But in recent decades, it has been necessary to have two volumes per year, occasionally even three.
GS 4.113:

Lyndon B. Johnson et. al., Why Vietnam. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965. vii, 27 pp. A pamphlet, released simultaneously with a film of the same title in the late summer of 1965.
Pr 36.2:V 67

Report of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1970. x, 537 pp. (It was often called the "Scranton Commission" after its chairman, William Scranton.) The 1970 incident at Kent State University is covered on pp. 233-290. The complete text, but not the huge collection of photos relating to the Kent State incident (pp. 291-410), is online.
Pr 36.8:C 15/R 29

Richard M. Nixon, U.S. Foreign Policy for the 1970's: Shaping a Durable Peace. A report to the Congress by Richard Nixon, President of the United States, May 3, 1973. The text been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. 1-49 (includes Part I, on relations with China and the Soviet Union, pp. 10-22, and Part II, on Indochina, pp. 24-40); pp. 50-100 (includes the beginning, pp. 96-100, of Part VI, on defense policy and arms control); pp. 101-127 (includes the remainder of Part VI).


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