The Best and the Brightest
ISBN: 0449908704
EAN13: 9780449908709
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 26, 1993
Pages: 720
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 9.2" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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.

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

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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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

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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

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