Most widely held works about David Halberstam
Most widely held works by David Halberstam
The best and the brightest by David Halberstam ( Book )
65 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 4,111 libraries worldwide
A study of the men who came to power during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and of their leadership of America during the sixties.
The fifties by David Halberstam ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 3,969 libraries worldwide
"The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley." "Halberstam not only gives us the titans of the age - Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon - but also Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill. Here is a portrait of a time of conflict, at once an age of astonishing material affluence and a period of great political anxiety." "We follow, among other things, the quickening pace of American life and the powerful impact of national television, still in its infancy, on American society: from the Kefauver hearings to I Love Lucy to Charles Van Doren and the quiz-show scandals to the young John Chancellor of NBC covering the Little Rock riots and holding up a disturbing mirror to America."--BOOK JACKET.
The reckoning by David Halberstam ( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 3,272 libraries worldwide
Compares and contrasts two companies, Ford and Nissan, from the founders and owners right down to the men on the assembly line.
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War by David Halberstam ( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 3,204 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer-winning historian Halberstam first decided to write this book more than thirty years ago and it took him nearly ten years. It stands as a lasting testament to its author, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. Halberstam gives us a full narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides, charting the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides vivid portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. He also provides us with his trademark narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. At the heart of the book are the stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men.--From publisher description.
The powers that be by David Halberstam ( Book )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,199 libraries worldwide
An inside history of four of Americas̕ greatest media institutions: Time Incorporated, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and CBS.
War in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generals by David Halberstam ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 3,002 libraries worldwide
"More than twenty-five years ago Halberstam told the riveting story of the men who conceived and executed the Vietnam War. Today the author has written another chronicle of Washington politics, this time exploring the complex dynamics of foreign policy in post-Cold War America." "Halberstam evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammeled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State Department, and the military. He shows how the decisions of men who served in the Vietnam War - such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisers Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake - and those who did not have shaped American politics and policy makers (perhaps most notably, President Clinton's placing, for the first time in fifty years, domestic issues over foreign policy)."--BOOK JACKET.
Playing for keeps : Michael Jordan and the world he made by David Halberstam ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,793 libraries worldwide
Examines the epic career of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, discussing the forces in his life that have led him to pursue excellence in all his endeavors, whether on the court or off.
The children by David Halberstam ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,680 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of eight young people who, inspired by workshops on nonviolence, decided to become involved in the fight against segregation during the 1960s, beginning with staged sit-ins at Nashville lunch counters, and progressing to ever more dangerous actions on behalf of the civil rights movements.
Firehouse by David Halberstam ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2,406 libraries worldwide
This book is about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse, only one would return. The reader watches the day unfold as the men are called to duty while their families wait for new of them. One comes to understand the culture of the firehouse itself. Why gifted men do this and why in so many instances they are eager to follow in their father's footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession. And why it is not just a job, but a calling as well.
The next century by David Halberstam ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 2,262 libraries worldwide
The author examines the Soviet Union and its former satellites, Japan, and the United States to determine what the future will bring for these countries.
The education of a coach by David Halberstam ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,124 libraries worldwide
Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently, his Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots have made him surpass Vince Lombardi. In this book, journalist Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. Halberstam writes. "There was, I thought, a certain signature to a Belichick game ... I was fascinated ... by the fact that he seemed so un-coachlike, or perhaps the prototype for a very different kind of modern coach in what is an increasingly complicated game. He wasn't in any way charismatic, and he made no attempt to be charismatic--if anything, quite the reverse, but he always seemed to be one step ahead of everyone else." Set apart by his Wesleyan education, Belichick approaches coaching differently than anyone else in the NFL. Here, we learn why and how.--From publisher description.
Summer of '49 by David Halberstam ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
"A journey through the 1949 pennant race, in which two legendary rivals, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, battled down to a winner-take-all final game of the season"--p.  of dust jacket.
The teammates by David Halberstam ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,912 libraries worldwide
Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky were all members of the famed 1940Us Boston Red Sox. Halberstam, the bestselling author of "Summer of '49, " has followed the members of the team and reveals how these four became friends, and how that friendship thrived for more than 60 years.
October 1964 by David Halberstam ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
An account of the 1964 World Series baseball championship between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ho by David Halberstam ( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
Appreciative portrait of the life and career of Ho Chi Minh.
The amateurs by David Halberstam ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
"The story of four young men and their quest for an Olympic gold medal"--Jacket subtitle.
The breaks of the game by David Halberstam ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
The story of one season with the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team touches on many aspects of professional sports: stars, salaries, the media, fans, ethics, drugs, and racial tension.
The making of a quagmire by David Halberstam ( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
An uncompromising account of our precarious commitment in South Vietnam.
The unfinished odyssey of Robert Kennedy by David Halberstam ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
One very hot day; a novel by David Halberstam ( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
Three men face the futility of combat in a bottomless war. Always one step behind the enemy, useless interrogations with villagers left behind, the heat--all rendered the men unready to fight the enemy when finally they did appear.
African Americans--Civil rights Automobile industry and trade Automobiles--Fuel consumption Baseball players Basketball Basketball players Belichick, Bill Biography Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) Bush, George,--1924- Chicago Bulls (Basketball team) Civil rights movements Civil rights workers Cleveland Indians (Baseball team) Clinton, Bill,--1946- DiMaggio, Dom Doerr, Bobby,--1918- Economic history Energy consumption Football coaches Forecasts Halberstam, David History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Intervention (International law) Jordan, Michael,--1963- Korean War (1950-1953) Large type books Male friendship Manners and customs Military policy New England Patriots (Football team) New York (N.Y.).--Fire Dept New York Yankees (Baseball team) Nineteen fifties Pesky, Johnny,--1919- Petroleum industry and trade Political science Popular culture Press and politics Race relations September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) Twenty-first century United States Vietnam Vietnam War (1961-1975) Williams, Ted,--1918-2002 World politics
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