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(The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War.pdf) cassettes hours br Read by the author Paul Hendrickson br A New York Times Notable Book of the Year br Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism br Meticulous in detail epic in scope psychologically sophisticated and spiritually rich it ranks with The Best and the Brightest and All the President s Men br San Francisco Chronicle br More than the two presidents he served or the soldiers who died for his policies Robert McNamara was the official face of Vietnam the technocrat with steel rimmed glasses and an ironclad faith in numbers who kept insisting that the war was winnable long after he had ceased to believe it was This brilliantly insightful morally devastating book tells us why he believed how he lost faith and what his deceptions cost five of the war s witnesses and McNamara himself br In The Living and the Dead Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes McNamara s story with those of a wounded Marine an Army nurse a Vietnamese refugee a Quaker who burned himself to death to protest the war and an enraged artist who tried to kill the man he saw as the war s architect The result is a book whose exhaustive research and imaginative power turn history into an act of reckoning damning and profoundly sympathetic impossible to put down and impossible to forget br A masterpiece Hendrickson has a gift with language that most writers can only dream about br Philadelphia Inquirer br Approaches Shakespearian tragedy br The New York Times Book ReviewDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War books for multiple devices.

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