About Face: Odyssey Of An American Warrior by David H. HackworthCalled “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.
From age fifteen to forty David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam. With About Face, he has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation.
From Korea to Berlin, from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam, Hackworth’s story is that of an exemplary patriot, played out against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the American military. It is also a stunning indictment of the Pentagon’s fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fuelled the war.
Heavily decorated Colonel Hackworth narrates his life and disillusionment during Vietnam. Orphaned before he was a year old, he found his home at 15 in the Army. In Korea, heroism gave him a battlefield commission at 20. During the Cold War, he commanded at the Berlin wall and the Cuban missile crises. But Vietnam led to disillusionment.
About Face: Odyssey Of An American Warrior
Army, Ret. Over the past ten years, as a war correspondent and defense editor for Newsweek magazine, a syndicated columnist for King Features, and a radio and television commentator, he has reported from hot spots around the globe including the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Korea, and Vietnam. He lives with his wife and partner, Eihys England, in Connecticut and Australia. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. How many copies would you like to buy? The Price of Honor by David Hackworth.
This autobiography describes the author's participation in many of the major Cold War flashpoints, from Korea to Vietnam. At the height of the Vietnam war Hackworth conducted a television denouncement of the army's leadership in Vietnam. This brought about the end of his military career. Read more HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item
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Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism. From age fifteen to forty David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In , however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam. With About Face , he has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation. David H. Hackworth Col. Army, Ret.