War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

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Simon & Schuster, 2002 - Political Science - 557 pages
This bold, political issue of Granta explores the dynamic between women and men from a wide variety of literary genres and perspectives.

A. L. Kennedy investigates the surprising ways in which the human voice can be trapped and unlocked. Sara Wheeler retraces the American travels of Fanny Trollope, who relocates to Ohio from England at the age of forty-eight and begins an improbable second life. Julie Otsuka contributes a powerful piece of fiction about mailorder brides from Japan arriving in the United States. And with “The Sex Lives of African Girls,” the issue will introduce an astonishing new voice, Taiye Selasi, who spins a haunting story about the way adult sexuality can be imposed upon the young.

With award-winning reportage, memoir, and fiction,Grantahas illuminated the most complex issues of modern life through the refractory light of literature.The F Wordwill continue this tradition by addressing a theme many readers know has never lost its urgency.

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User Review  - JosephKing6602 - LibraryThing

Careful and detailed reporting of the Bush/Clinton post-cold-war politics. Great to fill in the gaps in one's understanding of the early 19080s-2001. Halberstam uses an extremely wide range of sources ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

This work makes me nostalgic for the days when America existed and the country could choose to fight a war or no, it was strong, and projected itself as a force to improve the world. It all seems so ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.

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