About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Simon and Schuster, Apr 15, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 896 pages
Called “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 fueled the war.
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Review: About Face: Odyssey Of An American WarriorUser Review - Erik - Goodreads
A must read. Hackworth gave great insight to war and the American warrior. I miss his soldier's take on current events. Read full review
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Hackworth was a hero with heroic flaws. Aren't they all? Read full review
HIT AND RUN
BY THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN
THEY DONT HAVE COBWEBS IN KOREA
DONT LOOK BACK
TIMS TRAVELING TROUBLE
THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
BORN TO LOSE
A LAW UNTO HIMSELF
THIS AINT THE ARMY MR JONES
ISSUES AND ANSWERS
A HANDFUL OF ASHES