skip to content
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war

Author: Paul Hendrickson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This brilliant, explosive, and passionate book reveals the Vietnam War as we never before have seen it - through the prism of Robert McNamara's crucial and tangled decision-making. It is a book that examines not only the genesis - in McNamara's life and character - of his wartime decisions, but how they altered forever the fates of four men and a woman who, beyond their own human importance, might be said to stand  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hendrickson, Paul, 1944-
Living and the dead.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
(OCoLC)605046453
Named Person: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert Strange McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hendrickson
ISBN: 0679427619 9780679427612
OCLC Number: 34356653
Description: ix, 427 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A story out of time --
At the open noon of his pride --
Photograph of a life, 1916-1960 --
Died some, pro patria, 1965 in America --
Shadows, and the face of mercy, 1966 in America --
Wound like a wheel, 1967-1968 in America --
Because our fathers lied.
Responsibility: Paul Hendrickson.
More information:

Abstract:

This brilliant, explosive, and passionate book reveals the Vietnam War as we never before have seen it - through the prism of Robert McNamara's crucial and tangled decision-making. It is a book that examines not only the genesis - in McNamara's life and character - of his wartime decisions, but how they altered forever the fates of four men and a woman who, beyond their own human importance, might be said to stand in for all who were caught in the maelstrom that was Vietnam. In McNamara's looming shadow we are shown, in equally intense detail, five people who were caught up in the wake of his life-and-death decisions: an artist whose long-harbored rage erupts on a Massachusetts ferry as he tries to kill McNamara, by then retired from the Cabinet; a young Marine physically and psychologically scarred by Vietnam battle; a Quaker who immolated himself in protest outside the Pentagon; a nurse desperate to believe her agonies in Vietnam were for a good cause; and a member of a Saigon family enlisted, and then tragically abandoned, by the Americans. More than a decade in the making, The Living and the Dead is meticulously researched, astonishing in its revelations, and often in conflict with McNamara's own version of events.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34356653>
library:oclcnum"34356653"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/34356653>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/570926#Topic/guerre_du_viet_nam_1961_1975_etats_unis>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975)--États-Unis."@en
schema:name"Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975--États-Unis."@fr
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1996"
schema:description"This brilliant, explosive, and passionate book reveals the Vietnam War as we never before have seen it - through the prism of Robert McNamara's crucial and tangled decision-making. It is a book that examines not only the genesis - in McNamara's life and character - of his wartime decisions, but how they altered forever the fates of four men and a woman who, beyond their own human importance, might be said to stand in for all who were caught in the maelstrom that was Vietnam. In McNamara's looming shadow we are shown, in equally intense detail, five people who were caught up in the wake of his life-and-death decisions: an artist whose long-harbored rage erupts on a Massachusetts ferry as he tries to kill McNamara, by then retired from the Cabinet; a young Marine physically and psychologically scarred by Vietnam battle; a Quaker who immolated himself in protest outside the Pentagon; a nurse desperate to believe her agonies in Vietnam were for a good cause; and a member of a Saigon family enlisted, and then tragically abandoned, by the Americans. More than a decade in the making, The Living and the Dead is meticulously researched, astonishing in its revelations, and often in conflict with McNamara's own version of events."@en
schema:description"A story out of time -- At the open noon of his pride -- Photograph of a life, 1916-1960 -- Died some, pro patria, 1965 in America -- Shadows, and the face of mercy, 1966 in America -- Wound like a wheel, 1967-1968 in America -- Because our fathers lied."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/570926>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war"@en
schema:numberOfPages"427"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.