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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 ...
... 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 ...

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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
These include Neil Sheehan, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his exhaustive book about the tragedy of Vietnam; David Halberstam (“Best and the Brightest”), H.R. McMaster (“Dereliction of Duty”) that outlines those lies. And, combat veterans on the ground like Philip Caputo, “Rumor of War.” If nothing else ...
David Halberstam, in The Best and the Brightest, introduced me to Chester Bowles. Bowles was deputy secretary of state in the first year of the Kennedy administration. The reason he was of interest to Halberstam was that Bowles was the outlier on the team. He opposed the invasion of Cuba and was ...
During that time, I became a source for NBC reporter John Chancellor on what was happening inside Central High, as David Halberstam noted in his book, "The Fifties". Chancellor was my insurance policy, my protection against the world's inequalities. Through his reporting, Chancellor dispelled the lies ...
As historian David Halberstam saw it, King was learning from the experiences of people like the sanitation workers: “Their voice is harsh and alienated. If King is to speak for them truly, then his voice must reflect theirs.” Less than a month later, King gave one of his most powerful speeches in Memphis, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.


 

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