About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
- Publish Date: 1990-04-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Colonel David H. Hackworth;Julie Sherman
Called âeverything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly beâ 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, Hackworthâs 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 Pentagonâs fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fueled the war.