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

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The Best and the Brightest was Pulitzer Prize-winner 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 and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State Department and the military in the ten years since the end of the Cold War. He shows how 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. Sweeping in scope and impressive in its depth, War in a Time of Peace provides fascinating portraits of Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Kissinger, James Baker, Dick Cheney, Madeleine Albright and many others, to reveal a stunning view of modern political America and how America views the rest of the world.

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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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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 (2003)

David Halberstam is one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians, whose many books include The Best and the Brightest, The Powers That Be and The Reckoning.

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