The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam

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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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

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David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers, including The Best and the Brightest, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of thirty. He was killed in a car accident on April 23, 2007, while on his way to an interview for what was to be his next book.
Published March 26, 2002 by Modern Library. 832 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1972 ISBN: 0449908704 Page count: ...

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Yet we had both Bush 41 and 43 with sky-high approvals at various points in their presidencies - as high as 91% - pretty much the entire country behind them and BELIEVING in their greatness, and TRUSTING them.

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