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David Halberstam
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

administration  against  almost  always  american  army  asked  bombing  bundy  came  chief  china  come  country  course  day  decision  diem  doubts  down  even  fact  far  felt  figure  first  force  french  friends  general  get  go  going  good  government  great  himself  house  job  john  johnson  kennedy  knew  know  later  little  long  lyndon  man  mcnamara  men  might  military  new  now  officer  own  part  particularly  people  point  policy  political  power  president  problems  real  right  rusk  saigon  secretary  seemed  sense  something  south  state  still  take  taylor  thing  though  thought  thus  time  told  troops  two  united  vietnam  vietnamese  wanted  war  washington  went  westmoreland  white  work  world  years  young 




Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  16.5
81% are easier
19% are harder
Flesch Index:  46.6
56% are easier
44% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  13.6
82% are easier
18% are harder
 
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  14%
46% have fewer
54% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.6
42% have fewer
58% have more
Words per Sentence:  27.7
93% have fewer
7% have more
 
Number of
Characters:  1,949,577
98% have fewer
2% have more
Words:  337,034
99% have fewer
1% have more
Sentences:  12,165
93% have fewer
7% have more
 
Fun stats
Words per Dollar:  23,244  
Words per Ounce:  13,165  



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