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White To Speak About Gulf Of Tonkin At Library

July 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., will present a program on the Gulf of Tonkin on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., almost 50 years to the day of the incident.
Join local author and historian John White as he discusses his book “The Gulf of Tonkin - 50 Years Later.” White “blew the whistle” on the alleged attack upon two U.S. naval ships on August 4, 1967.
President Lyndon Johnson used this incident as an excuse to rush Congress into passing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which provided him with the legal authority to wage war on Vietnam.
Copies of his book will be available for purchase.
There is limited seating for this event. Please register online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call (203) 272-2245, ext. 4.

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