The New York Times called “everything a war memoir could 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. David Hackworth’s early career in the US Army was so illustrious that he was called everything a war memoir could be. In Face by Face, he tells the story of his all-American life and how he came to hate Vietnam so much that he couldn’t stay silent:
An all-time classic of the military memoir genre, this stirring autobiography follows Hackworth from his days as a green lieutenant in Korea to his time leading troops in Vietnam. Called “everything a war memoir could be” by The New York Times, it remains an incredible account of life on the front lines and will quickly capture your imagination with its powerful writing style.
This classic first-hand account of the Vietnam War from a legendary journalist and author gives readers a personal account, including everything from David’s battles to the political turmoil at home. Calling it “everything a war memoir could be,” The New York Times declares Face: A Memoir is a gripping read about one man’s experiences over four bloody years of combat in Vietnam and his heroic attempts to bring peace to Southeast Asia.
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Called “everything a war memoir could 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 quickly 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 memoir is 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.