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Halberstam, David

Works: 402 works in 1,505 publications in 13 languages and 60,521 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Forecasts  Fiction  War fiction  Autobiographies  Military history  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Editor, wpr, Narrator, Author of introduction, Actor, Creator, Other, Publisher, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: E841, B
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The best and the brightest by David Halberstam( Book )

118 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the men who came to power during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and of their leadership of America during the sixties
The fifties by David Halberstam( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley." "Halberstam not only gives us the titans of the age - Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon - but also Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill. Here is a portrait of a time of conflict, at once an age of astonishing material affluence and a period of great political anxiety." "We follow, among other things, the quickening pace of American life and the powerful impact of national television, still in its infancy, on American society: from the Kefauver hearings to I Love Lucy to Charles Van Doren and the quiz-show scandals to the young John Chancellor of NBC covering the Little Rock riots and holding up a disturbing mirror to America."--Jacket
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War by David Halberstam( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer-winning historian Halberstam first decided to write this book more than thirty years ago and it took him nearly ten years. It stands as a lasting testament to its author, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. Halberstam gives us a full narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides, charting the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides vivid portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. He also provides us with his trademark narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. At the heart of the book are the stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men.--From publisher description
The powers that be by David Halberstam( Book )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside history of four of Americas̕ greatest media institutions: Time Incorporated, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and CBS
The reckoning by David Halberstam( Book )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts two companies, Ford and Nissan, from the founders and owners right down to the men on the assembly line
War in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generals by David Halberstam( Book )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than twenty-five years ago Halberstam told the riveting story of the men who conceived and executed the Vietnam War. Today the author has written another chronicle of Washington politics, this time exploring the complex dynamics of foreign policy in post-Cold War America." "Halberstam evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammeled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State Department, and the military. He shows how the decisions of men who served in the Vietnam War - such as General Colin Powell and presidential advisers Richard Holbrooke and Anthony Lake - and those who did not have shaped American politics and policy makers (perhaps most notably, President Clinton's placing, for the first time in fifty years, domestic issues over foreign policy)."--Jacket
Playing for keeps : Michael Jordan and the world he made by David Halberstam( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the epic career of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, discussing the forces in his life that have led him to pursue excellence in all his endeavors, whether on the court or off
The children by David Halberstam( Book )

29 editions published between 1887 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of eight young people who, inspired by workshops on nonviolence, decided to become involved in the fight against segregation during the 1960s, beginning with staged sit-ins at Nashville lunch counters, and progressing to ever more dangerous actions on behalf of the civil rights movements
Firehouse by David Halberstam( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse; but only one would return. Halberstam presents the day as it unfolds, from when the firefighters are called to duty to their families waiting for news. He delves into the culture of the firehouse itself, describing why gifted men serve in so dangerous a profession--and why, in so many instances, they are following in fathers and other relatives' footsteps, viewing firefighting not just as a job, but as a calling
Summer of '49 by David Halberstam( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journey through the 1949 pennant race, in which two legendary rivals, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, battled down to a winner-take-all final game of the season"--Page [2] of dust jacket
The next century by David Halberstam( Book )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written as the 20th century wound to a close, this book examined the Soviet Union and its former satellites, Japan, and the United States and attempted to forecast what the future would bring for those countries
The teammates by David Halberstam( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky were all members of the famed 1940's Boston Red Sox. Halberstam, the bestselling author of "Summer of '49," has followed the members of the team and reveals how these four became friends, and how that friendship thrived for more than 60 years
The making of a quagmire by David Halberstam( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising account of our precarious commitment in South Vietnam
October 1964 by David Halberstam( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1964 World Series baseball championship between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals
The education of a coach by David Halberstam( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently, his Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots have made him surpass Vince Lombardi. In this book, journalist Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. Halberstam writes. "There was, I thought, a certain signature to a Belichick game ... I was fascinated ... by the fact that he seemed so un-coachlike, or perhaps the prototype for a very different kind of modern coach in what is an increasingly complicated game. He wasn't in any way charismatic, and he made no attempt to be charismatic--if anything, quite the reverse, but he always seemed to be one step ahead of everyone else." Set apart by his Wesleyan education, Belichick approaches coaching differently than anyone else in the NFL. Here, we learn why and how.--From publisher description
The unfinished odyssey of Robert Kennedy by David Halberstam( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies Kennedy's maturation as politician and human being and traces his campaign for the presidency from the fall of 1967 to the day of the California primary
Ho by David Halberstam( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appreciative portrait of the life and career of Ho Chi Minh
The amateurs by David Halberstam( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of four young men and their quest for an Olympic gold medal"--Jacket subtitle
The breaks of the game by David Halberstam( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one season with the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team touches on many aspects of professional sports: stars, salaries, the media, fans, ethics, drugs, and racial tension
One very hot day : a novel by David Halberstam( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A varied group of American soldiers fight heat and fear as they await ambush in Vietnam
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The fifties
The fiftiesThe coldest winter : America and the Korean WarThe powers that beWar in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generalsPlaying for keeps : Michael Jordan and the world he madeThe childrenFirehouseSummer of '49
Alternative Names
David Halberstam

David Halberstam American writer, journalist, historian

David Halberstam Amerikaans journalist

David Halberstam amerikai író, újságíró, történész

David Halberstam pisarz, dziennikarz i historyk amerykański

David Halberstam US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Halberstam, D. 1934-2007

Harubasutamu, Dēbiddo 1934-2007

Дэвид Халберстам

Дэвид Хэлберстам американский писатель, журналист, историк

דוד האלבערשטאם

דייוויד הלברשטם

ديفيد هالبرستام

دیفید هالبرستام

하보쓰타무, 다웨이 1934-2007

할버스탬, 데이비드 1934-2007

할버스탬, 데이빗 1934-2007

합백사탑모, 대위 1934-2007

핼버스탬, D. 1934-2007

핼버스탬, 데이비드 1934-2007


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ハルバースタム, デイヴィッド 1934-2007

ハルバースタム, デイビッド 1934-2007

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