The Living and the Dead

Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War
Author(s): Paul Hendrickson
Original Publish Date: Feb 18, 2015
Product Number: EB00593952
Released: Feb 18, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780804153379
Publisher: Vintage
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One of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam experience, The Living and the Dead presents a brilliant study of Robert McNamara, his decision-making during the war, and the way his decisions affected his own life and the lives of five individuals. A monumental work about power, its abuse, and its victims, this meticulously researched, beautifully written, explosive, and passionate book is often in conflict with McNamara's version of events. First serial in the Washington Post. 8 photos.