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Halberstam, David

Overview
Works: 260 works in 1,034 publications in 13 languages and 56,641 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Forecasts  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E841,
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The best and the brightest by David Halberstam( Book )

115 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4,794 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 )

58 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,430 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."--BOOK JACKET
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War by David Halberstam( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,043 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
War in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generals by David Halberstam( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 3,236 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
The powers that be by David Halberstam( Book )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,228 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 )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,209 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
Playing for keeps : Michael Jordan and the world he made by David Halberstam( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,875 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
Firehouse by David Halberstam( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 2,641 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, only one would return. The reader watches the day unfold as the men are called to duty while their families wait for new of them. One comes to understand the culture of the firehouse itself. Why gifted men do this and why in so many instances they are eager to follow in their father's footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession. And why it is not just a job, but a calling as well
The children by David Halberstam( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,639 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
The teammates by David Halberstam( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,143 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 next century by David Halberstam( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,114 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
October 1964 by David Halberstam( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,904 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,656 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
Ho by David Halberstam( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,392 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
The amateurs by David Halberstam( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of four young men and their quest for an Olympic gold medal"--Jacket subtitle
The unfinished odyssey of Robert Kennedy by David Halberstam( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,189 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
The education of a coach by David Halberstam( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Halberstam offers listeners this moving profile of NFL coaching legend Bill Belichick. Early in his life, Bill realized he had a special aptitude for football and teaching. During his 31 years in the league, he would parlay a lifetime of experience into one of the most successful careers in NFL history.--
One very hot day; a novel by David Halberstam( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A varied group of American soldiers fight heat and fear as they await ambush in Vietnam
The best American sports writing of the century by David Halberstam( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capturing the century's greatest moments in every sport from basseball to chess, these authors (Red Smith, Tom Boswell, John Updike, Jim Murray, Norman Mailer, W.C. Heinz, Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Dick Schaap, David Remnick, Ring Lardner, Gay Talese, William Nack, Frank Deford, George Plimpton, Jon Krakauer) and their subjects (including Joe DiMaggio, Secretariat, Bobby Knight, and Muhammad Ali) reflect the rising societal importance of sports in this century, showing how sports have been shaped by such monumental events as war, the civil rights movement, and the changing economyomy."
 
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The fifties
Alternative Names
David Halberstam Amerikaans journalist

David Halberstam US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Halberstam, D. 1934-2007

Harubasutamu, Dēbiddo 1934-2007

Дэвид Халберстам

דוד האלבערשטאם

דייוויד הלברשטם

할버스탬, 데이비드 1934-2007

할버스탬, 데이빗 1934-2007

핼버스탬, D. 1934-2007

핼버스탬, 데이비드 1934-2007

デイヴィッド・ハルバースタム

ハルバースタム, D.

ハルバースタム, ディビッド

ハルバースタム, デイヴィッド

ハルバースタム, デイヴィッド 1934-2007

ハルバースタム, デヴィッド

ハルバースタム, デービッド

大衛·哈伯斯坦

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The fiftiesThe coldest winter : America and the Korean WarWar in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generalsThe powers that bePlaying for keeps : Michael Jordan and the world he madeFirehouseThe childrenThe teammates