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Peter Golenbock's Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64 tells of how it was built, and how it began to fall apart; David Halberstam's October 1964 tells of how both the Yankees and the Cardinals got to this Game 7, and what happened thereafter; both ...
This is ground well trod by others, often with greater flair and insight: think William Manchester's magisterial work on MacArthur, David McCullough's ground-breaking biography of Truman and David Halberstam's piercing look at the carnage in Korea, to ...
In the early '70s, Radliffe studied with author David Halberstam, then a visiting professor at Fletcher. At the time, Halberstam was working on the book that would become his classic about the Vietnam conflict, The Best and the Brightest.
We're going to do a much longer post on his book because it might be the most important piece of non-fiction basketball literature since David Halberstam was following around the Bill Walton Blazers, but for now we'll just touch on a section from ...

We're going to do a much longer post on his book because it might be the most important piece of non-fiction basketball literature since David Halberstam was following around the Bill Walton Blazers, but for now we'll just touch on a section from ...
... inadvertently left out Korea, giving the North Koreans the impression that an attack on South Korea would not be defended by the U.S.
He told the story of his life in football to author David Halberstam. He allowed journalist Michael Holley, then a sports columnist at the Boston Globe, to embed with the Patriots for two years in order to write a book, Patriot Reign, about the ...
It's a big weekend for college football with marquee matchups on Friday night (Stanford vs. Washington) and all day Saturday. That's good news for draft fans and great news for this weekly column.
Most notably, the Yankees snatched the 1949 flag out of Williams and company's hands with back-to-back victories on the final two days of the regular season, as chronicled in David Halberstam's excellent Summer of '49. Much like Ortiz, Williams was ...
Now comes a novel and the war finds me again, as I read about correspondents David Halberstam and Peter Arnett; U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin, who was delusional about the situation; and Nguyen Van Thieu, the president of South Vietnam until his ...
Now comes a novel and the war finds me again, as I read about correspondents David Halberstam and Peter Arnett; U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin, who was delusional about the situation; and Nguyen Van Thieu, the president of South Vietnam until his ...
Harvard's team tried to avenge their 37-26 loss to Yale last year with their "best and brightest" recent grads, in the phrase made famous by David Halberstam. While the songs in the first heat ("Big Girls Don't Cry") were not the show's strongest, one ...
Now comes a novel and the war finds me again, as I read about correspondents David Halberstam and Peter Arnett; U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin, who was delusional about the situation; and Nguyen Van Thieu, the president of South Vietnam until his ...
Because my mentors in journalism, famously tough-minded reporters like Bill Kovach and David Halberstam, had, for the first and only times in their career, fallen in love with a politician.
That was the belief that the great and the good, as the Brits had it, or the best and the brightest, as non-ironic Americans (or at least those who hadn't really read David Halberstam's classic on the architects of the Vietnam War) had it - many of ...

In his great book The Best and the Brightest, which is about the causes of the Vietnam War and the failures of the young, brilliant and idealistic but flawed policymakers who gathered around Kennedy and Johnson, David Halberstam made a distinction ...
Ray: I just finished the most recent Robert Caro biography of LBJ, The Passage of Power, which was exceptional. It was great. It's a multi-volume biography.
"The Fifties" by David Halberstam (Open Road Media). 7. "Total money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 8. "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace (Random House).
In his great book The Best and the Brightest, which is about the causes of the Vietnam War and the failures of the young, brilliant and idealistic but flawed policymakers who gathered around Kennedy and Johnson, David Halberstam made a distinction ...
David Halberstam's The Powers That Be. Leslie Klinger's Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The complete works of Charles Schulz (you know: Peanuts).
In his great book The Best and the Brightest, which is about the causes of the Vietnam War and the failures of the young, brilliant and idealistic but flawed policymakers who gathered around Kennedy and Johnson, David Halberstam made a distinction ...
She's been an integral part of award-winning documentaries, including the "Eyes on the Prize" series and the PBS "American Experience" documentary on the Freedom Riders, and was one of the focuses of David Halberstam's "The children.".
My neighbor, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David Halberstam, recorded the bravery on a human scale in his best-selling 2002 book, Firehouse.
In his great book The Best and the Brightest, which is about the causes of the Vietnam War and the failures of the young, brilliant and idealistic but flawed policymakers who gathered around Kennedy and Johnson, David Halberstam made a distinction ...
David Halberstam's Summer of '49 chronicles the pennant race between the Red Sox and Yankees. It's a classic and probably the most important book to my development as a young baseball fan.
journalist and author David Halberstam wrote that Timberg's volume "has an almost hypnotic authority all its own and belongs on the same shelf as those classics of the Vietnam War, Neil Sheehan's 'A Bright Shining Lie,' Philip Caputo's 'A rumor of war ...
journalist and author David Halberstam wrote that Timberg's volume "has an almost hypnotic authority all its own and belongs on the same shelf as those classics of the Vietnam War, Neil Sheehan's 'A Bright Shining Lie,' Philip Caputo's 'A rumor of war ...
"What sets him apart from everybody else is that he can go from a standing start to full speed faster than anybody I've ever seen," former Colts coach Ted Marchibroda said in David Halberstam's 2005 book, The education of a Coach. "When he runs the ...
Perhaps the coolest part of Nike's initial pitch meeting with a skeptical Michael Jordan was his reaction when he first saw their proposed black and red sneaker.
In this case, management and labor leaders cooperated in the sleepwalking, as David Halberstam documented in his powerful 1986 book, "The Reckoning.
Surprised by this I looked at some related literature such as the memoirs of John Galbraith and David Halberstam to see if I was mistaken in my recollections.
By the way, this phrase, Best and Brightest, was a coinage of David Halberstam in a paperback that described the policies leading to the Vietnam quagmire of an American military adventure.
David Halberstam, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, in fact, once said he saw the most remarkable thing in his life during a village tour in Congo: young kids sporting Jordan's #23 Bulls jersey.
Marty Nolan, on the pain of being a Red Sox fan, in David Halberstam's "The Teammates." I walked into the drab green waiting area of the emergency room at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital and circled a perimeter of family and friends who were carrying on ...
It's not like you turn 50 and a haggard stork with a smoker's cough shows up at your door with a Bruce Springsteen album and a David Halberstam book. The goal, then, is to hook young people now. New commissioner Rob Manfred is desperately aware of ...
18, 1995 file photo, Devorah Halberstam, left, gestures as she and her husband, David Halberstam, meet with reporters outside the State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York.
China lawyers Stick with me as the title of this post will eventually become clear - sort of. So I just read a long and really good Reuters article by Engen Tham and Carolyn Cohn, entitled, How British firms built a pyramid scheme in China that lost ...
While I won't be here to read it firsthand, I can at least offer a starting point for their analysis by suggesting they begin by asking the same question posed by Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam in his 1972 bestseller about the Vietnam War, "The ...
We have the book "The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young men and their Quest for an Olympic Gold Medal" by David Halberstam. It focuses on the world of amateur rowing and the 1984 Olympic trials. He writes in such a way that it is riveting and very ...
When David Halberstam, declared some young men in the President Kennedy, 1917-1963, administration, US, as "intelligent but not wise", he was describing young men like Jibrin at the time.
David Halberstam's October 1964 does a good job of showing how the Cardinal champions of the 1960s came together, and also how the Yankee dynasty of the 1950s and early '60s began to fall apart, with civil rights and the Cold War as backdrops.
But David Halberstam, the esteemed writer, pointed out in his landmark book on Vietnam, "The Best and the Brightest," that when the Department of Defense hired staff, it chose those who could write good memos over the Harvard graduates.
If you enjoyed this excellent work, then you should also add David Halberstam's classic The Amateurs to your "To Read" shelf.
That was and remains the valid argument of David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest. Conversely, even a comparatively ignorant dullard in the Oval Office could probably do a fair job with good advisers, a willingness to listen and sound judgment.
Similar initiatives were authorized in Honduras and the so-called "Bay of Pigs" invasion. Full details of this and other deceptive and illegal practices can be found in David Halberstam's book, "The Fifties." And lest we forget, Ike's vice president ...
Thieu, they would be Tippi Camus and Taylor Thieu.) Madden's celebrity friends were among the competitors. David Halberstam, the author, once said he had earnestly submitted 137 entries without even an honorable mention. David Mamet, the playwright, ...
David Halberstam and Glenn Stout judged Miller's story "My Dinner with Ali" one of the best American sports stories of the twentieth century.
After my dad died, in 1984, I found among his possessions a little leather notebook where he wrote down all the books that he read, as he read them.


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