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Making of a Quagmire

America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era. Pulitzer-prize winning author David Halberstam's eyewitness account provides a riveting narrative of how the United States created a major foreign policy disaster for itself in a faraway land it knew little about.

Year: 1965     Genre: Vietnam War

Summer of '49

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.The year was 1949, and a war-weary nation turned from the battlefields to the ball fields in search of new heroes. It was a summer that marked the beginning of a sports rivalry unequaled in the annals of athletic competition.

Year: 1989     Genre: Baseball

The Best and the Brightest

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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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.

Year: 1972     Genre: Vietnam War

The Coldest Winter

America and the Korean War. Halberstam used his unrivaled research and formidable journalistic skills to shed light on another pivotal moment in our history: the Korean War.

Year: 2007     Genre: Korean War

The Fifties

The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley. Halberstam not only gives us the titans of the age. Here is a portrait of a time of conflict, at once an age of astonishing material affluence and a period of great political anxiety.

Year: 1993     Genre:

Apr 10, 1934 -- Apr 23, 2007
Author, Journalist, Historian

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-- -- 1965Making of a Quagmire Vietnam WarNon-Fiction
-- -- 1972The Best and the Brightest Vietnam WarNon-Fiction
-- -- 1989Summer of '49 BaseballNon-Fiction
-- -- 1993The Fifties Non-Fiction
-- -- 2007The Coldest Winter Korean WarNon-Fiction