David Halberstam is the author of a number of books, including The Powers That Be, The Reckoning, Summer of '49 .
David Halberstam is the author of a number of books, including The Powers That Be, The Reckoning, Summer of '49, Playing for Keeps, and War in a Time of Peace. He lives in New York City. Senator John McCain entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954 and served in the United States Navy until 1981. I don’t necessarily agree with all Halberstam’s judgments and conclusions in The Best and the Brightest, but I do think he made a powerful argument that seems to be largely vindicated in the four decades since the end of the Vietnam War. I believe The Best and the Brightest is simply the best book ever written about America’s involvement in Vietnam.
Other Books by David Halberstam. For Dorothy deSantillana. I don’t think it is. The men who sent Americans to war in Vietnam were, by many standards, the best and the brightest. They were extraordinarily intelligent, well-educated, informed, experienced, patriotic, and capable leaders. They were elegant and persuasive. They seemed born to govern, and America once had as much confidence in them as they so abundantly had in themselves. But, in the end, they had more confidence than vision, and that failing bred in them a fateful hubris. No irony here, but a classic tragedy.
The focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals who were in John F. Kennedy's administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam.
The Best and the Brightest is David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy.
David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a. .
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.
26 March ·. THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST features in this list of Vietnam books on The Archive. The book documents each pivotal step along the way to the point of no return. 9 Fascinating Vietnam War Books
26 March ·. 9 Fascinating Vietnam War Books. From darkly comic war fiction to astute historical analysis and devastating battlefield memoir, these Vietnam War books cast a brilliant light on this inscrutable conflict.
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