The best and the brightest

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An account of American power and politics in the 1950s and 1960s highlights the political and military figures who shaped domestic and foreign policy and who orchestrated America's involvement in Vietnam.
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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display_description 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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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 Hardcover edition.
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subject_facet United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963, United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States
title_display The best and the brightest
title_full The Best and the Brightest, The best and the brightest / David Halberstam
title_short The best and the brightest
topic_facet History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Vietnam War, 1961-1975