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Halberstam is a master at presenting well-rounded portraits and telling anecdotes of the personalities that have created U.S. policy, casting new light on well-known figures such as Clinton, Colin Powell, and George H.W. Bush, as well as supporting players such as Anthony Lake, Richard Holbrooke, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, General Wesley Clark, Al Gore, and many other influential American leaders of the past decade. Having covered many aspects of American history and foreign policy since the early 1960s, Halberstam is uniquely qualified to report on an era in which the U.S., and the world, has changed so dramatically. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As usual, Halberstam's book is very well researched, with fascinating insights.
While Halberstam devotes the majority of the book to crises in the Balkans, he also devotes space to Somalia and Rwanda.
This book examines the foreign policy at the end of the Bush administration and through the Clinton years.
The end note on this book is dated May 2001, and it describes the previous decade in the US's foreign and military history. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Hugh Claffey
This book's most serious problem, by far, it is very superficial coverage of the wars. It really does not add anything in terms of either narrative or analysis that anyone who read... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Yoda
Bill Clinton ran against George Bush senior in part by accusing him of being too interested in other countries and not enough in his own. Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Lothe
One of Halberstam's best, this book should be required reading for all Americans interested in our country's place in the world. Great stuff and highly readable. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by Joseph C. Sweeney
"War in a Time of Peace" refers to the Balkan conflicts in the post-Cold War 1990s. In the vein of "The Best and the Brightest," Halberstam writes about the individuals who made... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Joseph Ryan
The late great David Halberstam produced another magnificent entry into his personal bibliography with "War in a Time of Peace. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Scott Schiefelbein
As I finished this book, I couldn't help think how out of date it feels. Although Halberstam mentions terrorist threats on the very last page of the book; the African embassy... Read morePublished on February 20, 2007 by Rodolphe Boulanger