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Called and#8220;everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly beand#8221; by andlt;I andgt;The New York Times, andlt;/Iandgt;this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From age fifteen to forty David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam. With andlt;Iandgt;About Faceandlt;/Iandgt;, he has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From Korea to Berlin, from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam, Hackworthand#8217;s story is that of an exemplary patriot, played out against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the American military. It is also a stunning indictment of the Pentagonand#8217;s fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fueled the war.

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He joined the army at 15 and is today America's most decorated living soldier. In one of the most extraordinary military memoirs of our time, About Face chronicles the wars of David H. Hackworth--from World War II to his opposition to U.S. tactics and goals in Vietnam. Photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671695347
Author:
Hackworth, David H.
Author:
Sherman, Julie
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Armed Forces
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-195
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States Biography.
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
U.S. veteran; 20th century; vietnam war; korean war; world war ii; Cuban missile crisis; american military; u.s. army; most decorated living soldier; youngest full colonel; professional soldier; military book club;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
88
Publication Date:
April 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 HALF TONES
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 42.77 oz

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"Synopsis" by , He joined the army at 15 and is today America's most decorated living soldier. In one of the most extraordinary military memoirs of our time, About Face chronicles the wars of David H. Hackworth--from World War II to his opposition to U.S. tactics and goals in Vietnam. Photographs.
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