About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 15, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 896 pages
52 Reviews
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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The writing is excellent and interesting. - Goodreads
Rest in peace, Colonel, and thank you for your insight! - Goodreads
It has no drop in pace. - Goodreads

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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

Contents

RROWN SHOES
32
HIT AND RUN
48
THE WOLFHOUNDS
59
BY THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT
113
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN
144
HILL 400
178
THEY DONT HAVE COBWEBS IN KOREA
203
DONT LOOK BACK
224
TIMS TRAVELING TROUBLE
461
THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
500
BOX SEAT
547
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
587
DEATH ROW
625
HARDCORE
646
BORN TO LOSE
707
A LAW UNTO HIMSELF
739

BLACK SHOES
286
THIS AINT THE ARMY MR JONES
334
THE VANGUARDS
358
SCREAMING EAGLES
427
ISSUES AND ANSWERS
775
A HANDFUL OF ASHES
784
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