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David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy.

Using portraits of America’s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.

About the Author

David Halberstam is the author of a number of books, including The Powers That Be, The Reckoning, Summer of '49, and Playing for Keeps. He lives in New York City. His new book, War in a Time of Peace, will be published in September, 2001.

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ROBERT F ZEIDNER, April 13, 2006 (view all comments by ROBERT F ZEIDNER)
This is not a review; I have read the book twice and can find no fault w/it. In fact, I cited it often in my own book on a similar war, half a world away -- in the NE corner of the Med. Sea following WW1, rather than WW2, wherein the contenders were Turks, French, USA, British, Arabs, Kurds, and Armenians, who fought a vicious guerrillla war for control/possession of Cilicia and vicinity in SE Asia MInor. The Title is _The tricolor over the Taurus: ...1918-1922_. And here is the rub: at least I had the courtesy to complete the title w/a description of the work's contents.
On the other hand, I have the commonn shopper's gripe re the title of David H.'s book, which fails to give the on-line shopper even a vague hint of the topic and genre of the work. Why can't publishers and sellers tack on a few words to indicate just what the shopper is buying.? After all, on-line shoppers are hardly in a position to open the book and flip thru a few pages to uncover the setting, genre, presence of index, footnotes, maps, etc.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394461632
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--United States
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
EE.UU
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 673-678.
Series Volume:
no. 124
Publication Date:
1972
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688 p.

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History and Social Science » US History » 1960 to 1980
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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