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About Face

The Odyssey of an American Warrior

by David H. Hackworth, Julie Sherman


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 memoiris 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.

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Jocko Willink
Author and Former Navy SEAL

So for books, I think there’s only one book that I've ever given and I've only given it to a couple people. That’s a book called About Face, by Colonel David Hackworth.It is huge.