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... who exposed horrid conditions in Chicago's meatpacking plants; Murrey Marder, who fought Sen. Joseph McCarthy's claims of witch hunt; David Halberstam, who called foul on the U.S. military's rosy Vietnam claims; Seymour Hersh, who exposed the My Lai massacre; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, ...
They've read David Halberstam's book “The Best and the Brightest,” describing the shallow, arrogant views of government officials who didn't think they needed to know that much about Vietnam, and who were too busy to see the country except as a chunk of geography on the map they wanted to control.

We might still be losing American lives in a place called Vietnam were it not for writers like the late David Halberstam. (In fact, it was the failure of the press to follow up on the lies of the Johnson Administration that allowed the so-called Gulf of Tonkin incident propel us into an unprecedented escalation of ...
By 1968, as David Halberstam wrote in a book at the time, “The easy old coalition between labor and Negroes was no longer so easy; it barely existed. The two were among the American forces most in conflict.” But Kennedy waited to enter the race until March 16, 1968, only after the peace candidate ...
... Jimmy Breslin on Marquette coach Al McGuire's wise-guy street hustle and heart and continuing with David Halberstam's portrait of the late-'70s Portland Trail Blazers. Contemporary selections include ESPN's Zach Lowe, who takes a break here from his incisive and rigorous analytical approach to reflect ...
He told newly elected President John F. Kennedy, over tea, that the foreign policy specialist was great about “making speeches calling for bold, brave, new ideas, and yet always lacking in bold, brave, new ideas,” according to David Halberstam in "The Best & The Brightest." A more worrisome quote from ...

The deep doubts about the American failure in Vietnam became firmly etched in the minds of journalists, many of whom became nationally famous because of their Vietnam coverage, such as Morley Safer of CBS, David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan of the New York Times, and Charles Mohr of Time ...
The deep doubts about the American failure in Vietnam became firmly etched in the minds of journalists, many of whom became nationally famous because of their Vietnam coverage, such as Morley Safer of CBS, David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan of The Times, and Charles Mohr of Time magazine.
Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam wrote a wonderful book about young civil rights activists, “The Children.” Halberstam makes clear that teenagers made a huge difference in the civil rights era. He documents that leaders and followers sometimes intensely disagreed about strategies and goals.
Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam wrote a wonderful book about young civil rights activists, “The Children.” Halberstam makes clear that teenagers made a huge difference in the civil rights era. He documents that leaders and followers sometimes intensely disagreed about strategies and goals.
Postwar Japan's economic development would have been impossible without the growth of its automobile industry. American journalist David Halberstam vividly described the post-World War II “economic reversal” that occurred when Japan overtook the American motor vehicle manufacturing empire in his ...
He suggested I read a book called The Reckoning by David Halberstam. The Reckoning is a phenomenal book about many things, but one of them is the decline of the American auto industry in the 1970s. The book chronicled how US automakers' dominance of the industry up to that point had rendered it ...
Nearly 60 years ago, a young reporter in the Saigon bureau of The New York Times became the target of President Kennedy, who sought to silence his reporting of the United States' escalating involvement in Vietnam. The choice David Halberstam — and the Times — made more than a generation ago to ...
“I have often said that without the members of the media, the Civil Rights Movement would have been like a bird without wings,” Lewis wrote shortly after Halberstam's death. “David Halberstam, as a reporter for The (Nashville) Tennessean, was a sympathetic referee who helped to convey the depth of injustice in the South ...
He suggested I read a book called The Reckoning by David Halberstam. The Reckoning is a phenomenal book about many things, but one of them is the decline of the American auto industry in the 1970s. The book chronicled how US automakers' dominance of the industry up to that point had rendered it ...
UNITED NATIONS — If one snapshot from his swing through Washington and New York this week captured the position in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel finds himself, it wasn't when he sat beside President Trump on Monday and saluted him as a modern-day Cyrus, Balfour and ...
An obituary on Wednesday about the Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr misstated the year that David Halberstam's book “The ...

Something similar happened a decade ago to the great journalist David Halberstam, and I'd guess most of us know someone whose life has ...
“Doerr was easily the most popular player of the Red Sox and possibly the most popular baseball player of his era,” David Halberstam wrote in ...
I think of David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest, and I think it's a perfect illustration of how this country can dumb itself down. That can ...
I was inspired early on by David Halberstam, whose “The Best and the Brightest” served as a model when Evan Thomas and I wrote “The Wise ...
The first-hand observers who wrote about the campaign—Jack Newfield, David Halberstam, Jules Witcover, Roland Evans and Robert ...
History/WWll. 4. The Coldest Winter, David Halberstam. Adult non-fiction. History/Korean War. 5. The Wall, Eve Bunting, Children's picture book.
I nominate “The Best and the Brightest,” by David Halberstam. I was in college at American University in Washingtonas a political science major ...
David Halberstam, one of the best in the press, wrote as early as 1965: “To the generals, it was crucial that the news be good … We would have ...
As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam recounted in his history of the Vietnam years, The Best and the Brightest, for instance, US ...
David Halberstam in his acclaimed The Best and the Brightest book on Vietnam employed the title ironically, those best and brightest routinely ...
As Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Halberstam recounted in his history of the Vietnam years, The Best and the Brightest, for instance, ...
This reminded me of the central thesis of David Halberstam's epic Vietnam book, The Best and the Brightest, which because so many Asia ...
In a society any less dynamic and complex, David Halberstam might never have found a place; he might have wandered the hills as a holy ...
In a society any less dynamic and complex, David Halberstam might never have found a place; he might have wandered the hills as a holy ...
He noted that President John F. Kennedy tried to pressure The New York Times to pull its reporter, David Halberstam, out of Vietnam because ...
One of the most influential books about Vietnam is David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest. (Steve Bannon was reading it in February ...
... had lent her $5 on an earlier occasion for cab fare," as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam wrote in a 1993 story on Monroe.
Hard to believe, but David Halberstam — the greatest reporter of our time — died exactly 10 years ago at the age of 73 in a freak car accident in ...
David Halberstam's brilliant book The Coldest Winter reports that the Joint Chiefs sat around “waiting for someone else to do something.”.
When author David Halberstam released “The Making of a Quagmire,” it was based on the Kennedy era's handling of the Vietnam.
In the late '70s, David Halberstam and I discussed those difficult times on the radio. The principal topic of the program was his book “The Best ...
... presaging a new anti-American era; and David Halberstam and Stanley Karnow went on to write the two best, and fairest, books on Vietnam.
... presaging a new anti-American era; and David Halberstam and Stanley Karnow went on to write the two best, and fairest, books on Vietnam.
... America's involvement in the Vietnam War – “The Best and the Brightest” by David Halberstam and “A Bright Shining Lie” by Neil Sheehan.
“There were print people like David Halberstam who resented what I did,” Sam Donaldson said. “They thought I was a showman, but the nature ...
In "The Children," an account of the student-led civil rights movement of the 1960s, David Halberstam tells the story of Gloria Johnson who ...
The reason we lost faith in Diem was because David Halberstam told us he was a bad man. Just before he was assassinated, JFK recorded ...
I read the books of David Halberstam, Frances Fitzgerald and Neil Sheehan, and exchanged letters with and attended lectures by each.
The first three episodes illustrate the importance of journalists like Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam, who were on the scene to document ...
... Civil Rights Movement, the duping of New York Times journalist by Fidel Castro, the iconoclastic reporting on Vietnam by David Halberstam, ...
The American journalist, David Halberstam, said famously that journalism was not about making friends and earning praise, and that if you ...
The American journalist David Halberstam said famously that journalism was not about making friends and earning praise, and that if you were ...
Walt Rostow, third from left, speaking to Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office in 1967. Between them, in the background, is Robert McNamara.


 

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