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About Face Called Everything A Twentieth Century War Memoir Could Possibly Be By The New York Times, This National Bestseller By Colonel David H Hackworth Presents A Vivid And Powerful Portrait Of A Life Of Patriotism.From Age Fifteen To Forty David Hackworth Devoted Himself To The US Army And Fast Became A Living Legend In 1971, However, He Appeared On Television To Decry The Doomed War Effort In Vietnam With About Face, He Has Written What Many Vietnam Veterans Have Called The Most Important Book Of Their Generation.From Korea To Berlin, From The Cuban Missile Crisis To Vietnam, Hackworth S Story Is That Of An Exemplary Patriot, Played Out Against The Backdrop Of The Changing Fortunes Of America And The American Military It Is Also A Stunning Indictment Of The Pentagon S Fundamental Misunderstanding Of The Vietnam Conflict And Of The Bureaucracy Of Self Interest That Fuelled The War.Heavily Decorated Colonel Hackworth Narrates His Life And Disillusionment During Vietnam Orphaned Before He Was A Year Old, He Found His Home At 15 In The Army In Korea, Heroism Gave Him A Battlefield Commission At 20 During The Cold War, He Commanded At The Berlin Wall And The Cuban Missile Crises But Vietnam Led To Disillusionment.

  • Hardcover
  • 875 pages
  • About Face
  • David H. Hackworth
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 0671526928

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10 thoughts on “About Face

  1. says:

    I clearly remember, during the First Persian Gulf War, seeing Col Hackworth on TV, being asked how he thought Gen Schwartzkopf would attack Iran from his positions in Kuwait Ignoring what the talking heads had been theorizing, Hackworth said, This is how I d do it and quickly sketched out exactly the battleplan that, over the next 36 hours, was used to destroy the Iraqi Army as a fighting force One of America s most decorated soldiers he joined at 14 , Hackworth was widely believed to be I clearly remember, during the First Persian Gulf War, seeing Col Hackworth on TV, being asked how he thought Gen Schwartzkopf would attack Iran from his positions in Kuwait Ignoring what the talking heads had been theorizing, Hackworth said, This is how I d do it and quickly sketched out exactly the battleplan that, over the next 36 hours, was used to destroy the Iraqi Army as a fighting force One of America s most decorated soldiers he joined at 14 , Hackworth was widely believed to be the model for the Col Kurtz character in APOCALYPSE NOW In fact, he created and led Tiger Force, which successfully applied night action guerrilla warfare tactics to the fight against North Vietnamese guerrillas His finest moment probably came in 1971, when the Army s youngest colonel said on national television This is a bad war, it can t be won we need to get out Hackworth also predicted that the N Vietn...

  2. says:

    This book contains some of the best first person accounts of combat from the Korean War and the Vietnam War that I have read anywhere Col Hackworth, who was America s most decorated living soldier until his death in 2005, also explains in the book what went wrong with the U.S military establishment after the Vietnam War and offers suggestions for how to reform it, many of which were profitably implented years later ABOUT FACE is colorful, easy to read, inspiring and presents valuable insight This...

  3. says:

    After selling over one million copies of About Face , who among us can truly judge the depth of this man s impact on our military and on our society Possessed of a warrior s DNA, this fighter walked away from the Army frustrated and disillusioned about our conduct in the Vietnam War Make no mistake, he must have seen something very real and very disturbing for him to do an About Face and resign.The book establishes David H Hackworth s bona fides early on with a description of his early lif After selling over one million copies of About Face , who among us can truly judge the depth of this man s impact on our military and on our society Possessed of a warrior s DNA, this fighter walked away from the Army frustrated and disillusioned about our conduct in the Vietnam War Make no mistake, he must have seen something very real and very disturbing for him to do an About Face and resign.The book establishes David H Hackworth s bona fides early on with a description of his early life and military career A man committed to excellence and the well being of his troops, he came to confront the blind face of upper echelon command in Vietnam and it wore him down and drove him out A...

  4. says:

    Excellent Few people alive now understand war the way this Hero did Should be required reading for all senators and congressman and the president of the U.S Going to war with any intention other than winning decisively and as quickly as possible is just another way to get kids killed Im a combat vet with 23 years in...

  5. says:

    Colonel David Hackworth is one of America s most decorated soldiers He was a mustang, an officer who came up through the ranks In Hackworth s case he was commissioned on the Korean battlefield His book describes his love affair with the army, and how he felt our actions in Vietnam destroyed the trust he had in that institution Soldiers fight often for their friends and comrades rather than for a glorified ideal Small units develop a unity that perhaps most civilians fail to appreciate Th Colonel David Hackworth is one of America s most decorated soldiers He was a mustang, an officer who came up through the ranks In Hackworth s case he was commissioned on the Korean ...

  6. says:

    It was a damn shame when Hackworth died a few years back America could really use his military insights in this war torn era that we find ourself in I always enjoyed reading his columns on his website, and when I saw his book first edition for a mere 5 about a year ago at the library s bookstore, I grabbed it It took me awhile to get around to it The one thing I really thought was missing was his post Vietnam anti nuclear weapons activities It would have been interesting to compare this It was a damn shame when Hackworth died a few years back America could really use his military insights in this w...

  7. says:

    About Face The Odyssey of An American Soldier by Col David H Hackworth and Julie Sherman It was released in hardcover in March 1989 This 875 page book chronicles the 25 year career of David Hackworth The writing is excellent and interesting In one section of the book, Colonel Hackworth proceeds to describe his effort to turn the 4 39th into an effective fighting force Casualties went down and morale went up The 60 pages he devotes to the 4 39 and 9th Infantry Division provide valuable in About Face The Odyssey ...

  8. says:

    Great Book This man had steel cajones Lying about his age to join the US Army right after World War II This book chronicles his life from then until the Vietnam War Hack was a true American fighting man A shame we lost him a couple of years ago The man is due his Medal of Honor a...

  9. says:

    One of the best autobio I have read about the Army and the corruption, incompetence and failed policies that would have saved lives.

  10. says:

    About Face is Hackworth s first book, the one he really wanted to write, and a damn fine memoir about loving the Army, building a career, and then burning it to the ground after decades of systemic betrayals Hackworth grew up as an orphan in California, and lied about his age to join the Army in 1946, when most people were glad to be getting out He learned the trade in the elite occupation forces at Trieste TRUST , and then the hard way in Korea with the 27th Wolfhounds Infantry Regiment, w About Face is Hackworth s first book, the one he really wanted to write, and a damn fine memoir about loving the Army, building a career, and then burning it to the ground after decades of systemic betrayals Hackworth grew up as an orphan in California, and lied about his age to join the Army in 1946, when most people were glad to be getting out He learned the trade in the elite occupation forces at Trieste TRUST , and then the hard way in Korea with the 27th Wolfhounds Infantry Regiment, where he was battlefield commissioned as an officer Between Korea and Vietnam Hackworth bounced around the civilian world and N...

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