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Halberstam roots out the subtleties and sustains a very complicated chronology in a very readable text.
I read this book in paperback for the second time a few years ago, and I am about to get the Kindle edition to read it again.
THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST by David Halberstam interprets US Foreign Policy of the Vietnam War as delusional.
Halberstam's work is a technical policy examination of the policies that led to our involvement in Vietnam. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Daniel Forrest
A great read and frightening when one reads about the character of the individuals portrayed particularly during the Vietnam tragedy. It is a wonder that our country survived. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Joseph M.
If you want to understand the mechanics of the structure of federal government in the 1960s, you have to read Best and Brightest. David Halberstam leaves no leaf unturned.Published 9 days ago by James Glen
Not lacking in detail . Stories of political infighting, we're found to be very informative. Really enjoyed reading this book.Published 25 days ago by Frank Meissner
This is an incredible book if you like history and the Kennedy years and those on either side of it. The characters are well-known and come to life in this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by binka
Classic and well written history of a tough time in our countryPublished 1 month ago by Don Randall
Definitive parable of hubris leading to apocalypse. Whiz kids from the ivy-league encounter a Big Texas Democrat as their new boss; tragedy ensues in a companion piece to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter Jakobsen
An amazing book - one of the best for understanding the Vietnam WarPublished 2 months ago by jimjack
The author over describes the prinicipals charactistics. Often repeating them in describing how the government and military led the country into an ever escalating Vietnam war. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James A Lovell