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Called everything a war memoir could possibly be by The New York Times this all time classic of the military memoir genre now includes a new forward from bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink Whether he was fifteen years old or forty David Hackworth devoted his life to the US Army and uickly became a living legend However he appeared on TV in 1971 to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam From Korea to Berlin and the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam Hackworth's story is that of an exemplary patriot played against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the US military This memoiris the stunning indictment of the Pentagon's fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self interest that fueled the war With About Face Hackworth has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation and presents a vivid and powerful portrait of patriotism About FaceIt was a present which a friend

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About Face The Odyssey of an American WarriorCalled everything a war memoir could possibly be by The New York Times this all time classic of the military memoir genre now includes a new forward from bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink Whether he was fifteen years old or forty David Hackworth devoted his life to the US Army and uickly became a living legend However he appeared on TV in 1971 to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam From Korea to Berlin and the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam Hackworth's story is that of an exemplary patriot played against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the US military This memoiris the stunning indictment of the Pentagon's fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self interest that fueled the war With About Face Hackworth has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation and presents a vivid and powerful portrait of patriotism This is one of those rare books I have read where I was sad when it ended I enjoyed it so much All the other reviewers will tell you about Hackworth being the most decorated soldier serving at the time of his discharge etc etc However what gives this book the creditability it needs is the way he rejected the accolades the US army clearly had planned for him a Generalship and associated prestige and spoke out very critically against the establishment and its conduct of the Vietnam WarAt the time this was big news and the establishment turned on him uite viciously and for me this gives his words real weight and the book is better for it It was published in the late 1980s so some of the comments about euipment are a bit dated but when you consider the US has again been caught short by a guerrilla war it failed to predict with euipment not suited armoured vehicles anyone it seems the problems he wrote about still existHackworth called it going along to get along or not rocking the boat so as to ensure promotion and towing the party line One might argue his comments about this add credence to his work as it seems to still exist in the Pentagon Think of the contemporary General Shinseki who was effectively sacked for predicting before the invasion that the US would need troops in Ira and you can see this malaise exists still I'm not arguing Hack was a sort of military Nostradamus but this book stands the test of time even though it is now 20 years or so old So read enjoy but place it in the context of modern times and realize that some things don't change