Sunday, February 5, 2012

Five top books on U.S. generals in an era of change

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of top books about American generals in an era of change:
The Best and the Brightest
by David Halberstam

The classic account of the genesis of American involvement and strategy in the War in Vietnam, Halberstam's work brings into focus the policymakers -- diplomatic, political, and military -- who shaped the country's entry into a tragic conflict that permanently altered the course of American history. It also delivers an indelible portrait of the U.S. military on the cusp of sweeping cultural change -- uneasily presided over by General William Westmoreland and others who are brought to life in this work of journalism-as-epic.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue