Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
About the Author
David H. Hackworth (Col., U.S. Army, Ret.) spent almost five years of combat duty in Vietnam, as well as twenty-five years in the service of our nationand#39;s defense. His previous two nonfiction books, andlt;iandgt;About Faceandlt;/iandgt; (available from Touchstone) and andlt;iandgt;Hazardous Duty,andlt;/iandgt; and his novel, andlt;iandgt;The Price of Honor,andlt;/iandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Price of Honor,andlt;/iandgt; were national bestsellers. Eilhys England produces feature films and writes with her partner and husband, David Hackworth. They live in Connecticut and Australia.