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War in a Time of Peace

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THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST was David Halberstam's classic account of how America became involved in Vietnam. In WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE he brilliantly evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammelled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State department, and the military in the post-Soviet period. He shows how in the last ten years the Vietnam war has shaped American politics and policy makers and especially the decisions of men who served in the war, such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisors Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake as well as those who did not. Sweeping in scope and impressive in its depth, WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE provides fascinating portraits of the main players including Clinton, Bush, Reagan and Kissinger and a stunning view of what lies behind the US government over which George W. Bush now presides. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America in the twenty-first century.

Item details

Author(s):
Halberstam, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
196 x 130
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0747563012
ISBN-13:
9780747563013
Number of pages:
501
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST was David Halberstam's classic account of how America became involved in Vietnam. In WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE he brilliantly evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammelled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State department, and the military in the post-Soviet period. He shows how in the last ten years the Vietnam war has shaped American politics and policy makers and especially the decisions of men who served in the war, such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisors Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake as well as those who did not. Sweeping in scope and impressive in its depth, WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE provides fascinating portraits of the main players including Clinton, Bush, Reagan and Kissinger and a stunning view of what lies behind the US government over which George W. Bush now presides. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America in the twenty-first century.

Author(s):
Halberstam, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
196 x 130
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0747563012
ISBN-13:
9780747563013
Number of pages:
501
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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