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Publisher Comments:

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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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.

Review:

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." The New York Times

Synopsis:

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." — The New York Times

"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam. It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation's search for its idealistic soul. THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST is almost like watching an Alfred Hitchcock thriller." — The Boston Globe

"Deeply moving . . . We cannot help but feel the compelling power of this narrative . . . . Dramatic and tragic, a chain of events overwhelming in their force, a distant war embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and courage, blindness, pride, and arrogance." — Los Angeles Times

"Most impressive, superb — perceptive, literary, multidimensional." — The New York Times Book Review

"A story which every American should read." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [673]-678) and index.

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.

Senator John McCain is the author of Faith of My Fathers. After a career in the United States Navy and two terms as United States Representative, he was elected to the Senate in 1986, 1992, and 1998. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Phoenix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449908709
Author:
Halerstam, David
Author:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--United States
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
history;vietnam;vietnam war;politics;american history;non-fiction;war;jfk;kennedy;20th century;usa;1960s;military;military history;journalism;foreign policy;us history;government;biography;lbj;american politics;presidents;political;us;american;foreign rel
Subject:
history;vietnam;vietnam war;politics;american history;non-fiction;war;jfk;kennedy;20th century;usa;1960s;military;military history;journalism;foreign policy;us history;government;biography;lbj;american politics;presidents;political;us;american;foreign rel
Subject:
history;vietnam;vietnam war;politics;american history;non-fiction;war;jfk;kennedy;20th century;usa;1960s;military;military history;journalism;foreign policy;us history;government;biography;lbj;american politics;presidents;political;us;american;foreign rel
Copyright:
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9345.
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.24x6.17x1.26 in. 1.73 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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Product details 720 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780449908709 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience."
"Synopsis" by , "A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." — The New York Times

"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam. It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation's search for its idealistic soul. THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST is almost like watching an Alfred Hitchcock thriller." — The Boston Globe

"Deeply moving . . . We cannot help but feel the compelling power of this narrative . . . . Dramatic and tragic, a chain of events overwhelming in their force, a distant war embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and courage, blindness, pride, and arrogance." — Los Angeles Times

"Most impressive, superb — perceptive, literary, multidimensional." — The New York Times Book Review

"A story which every American should read." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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