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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.
It was a glittering array of talent. Vice president Lyndon Johnson was deeply impressed. After attending his first Cabinet meeting he went back to his mentor Sam Rayburn and told... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ricardo Mio
This book takes a hard look at the policies and people behind the tragic and senseless loss of life in Vietnam!Published 1 month ago by howard
This was a long, hard slog. Halberstam is a good author, so maybe it was just my perception, but I didn't enjoy this as much as I have other books by him.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This work is a must read for any student of the Vietnam War. A microscopic review of the deceit, misinformation and arrogance employed by senior political and military figures of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis D. Hamilton
This is just a superb book overviewing the Vietnam imbroglio. If you are at all interested in the history of this time which took about 10 years from beginning to end this is the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve K
One of the best histories on the Vietnam war/american war.....Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth H. Gamburd
Halberstam's work is a technical policy examination of the policies that led to our involvement in Vietnam. Read morePublished 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by James Glen