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The Best and the Brightest

Halberstam, David

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ISBN 10: 0394461630 / ISBN 13: 9780394461632
Edité par Random House Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1972
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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688pp. chronicle of the administration of President John F. Kennedy and its legacy, with insightful portraits of the men who conceived and executed the Vietnam War, including Robert McNamara, McGeorge Bundy, Dean Rusk, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Previousowner bookplate inside front cover. DJ lightly rubbed. Text clean. N° de réf. du libraire 009758

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Titre : The Best and the Brightest

Éditeur : Random House Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1972

Reliure : Cloth

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+

Edition : 1st Edition

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David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.

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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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

From the Publisher:

The Vietnam War has seemed more shadowy and cinematic to me than anything else for most of my life. I was born during the Watergate Hearings. My generation was touched by the war in Vietnam, but only in the sense that our parents were part of it--whether they marched for peace or served in the military or fell somewhere in between. But unlike the Baby Boomers, we are not defined by the war--it, literally and figuratively, did not make us. So, as a consequence, when I think of the Vietnam War it is the images that the generations before me created that come to mind--Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon...

When I read The Best and the Brightest, that all changed. For the first time, I understood. No matter what your position may have been or may be, this book fully and expertly explores the American foreign policy decisions and actions that led to this war and its execution and paints a clear picture of its catalytic role in the shaping of today's America.

-Kelly Lamb, Marketing Coordinator

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