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The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam - First Edition, Fifth Printing - September 1972 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000441)

The Best and the Brightest

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The Best and the Brightest

by David Halberstam

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Very Good/No Dust Jacket
ISBN 10
0394461630
ISBN 13
9780394461632
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New York: Random House. September 1972. Hardcover. First Edition, fifth printing. Blue linen over boards with gilt lettering to spine. A Very Good book with No Jacket. Original owner's bookplate to front free endpaper, otherwise interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail bumped. Spine and outer edges of covers faded. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 688 pages. This is the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy. This mammoth study of the Kennedy intellectuals--Bundy, McNamara, et. al.--and their role in policy-making during the Vietnam War reckons magnificently with the question of why America become mired in Vietnam and why it lost.

Synopsis

David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.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 As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded.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.From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000441
Title
The Best and the Brightest
Author
David Halberstam
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, Fifth Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394461630
ISBN 13
9780394461632
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
September 1972
Keywords
history, government, politics, military, foreign, international, affairs, relations, war, Vietnam War, Vietnam
Bookseller catalogs
Politics & Government; History; International Relations; Military and Defense; Vietnam and the Vietnam War;
Size
8vo

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.

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spine
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tail
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gilt
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