|Author:||Julie Sherman,David H. Hackworth|
|Title:||About Face: Odyssey of an American Warrior|
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster; 1st Edition edition (March 1, 1989)|
David H. Hackworth (Co. . Army, Re. spent almost five years of combat duty in Vietnam, as well as twenty-five years in the service of our nation's defense. Eilhys England produces feature films and writes with her partner and husband, David Hackworth. They live in Connecticut and Australia. Raw, unvarnished life experience of Col Dave Hackworth. You can see his pessimisism and contempt build throughout the book for what the Army had become by the end of his service in uniform. Recommend this to anyone interested in basic leadership or military matters.
Everything in this book is written to contrast 'Hackworth the Warrior, Stud of Studs, Master of Battle' against the 'Perfumed Princes' who lied failed to achieve victory in Korea or Vietnam, and betrayed the trust of their troops the American people through a cabal that covers up inadequate training and shoddy procurement. About Face: The Odyssey of An American Soldier by Col David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman. It was released in hardcover in March 1989. This 875 page book chronicles the 25 year career of David Hackworth. The writing is excellent and interesting. In one section of the book, Colonel Hackworth proceeds to describe his effort to turn the 4/39th into an effective fighting force. Casualties went down and morale went up.
David H. Hackworth, Julie Sherman. Simon and Schuster, 1. Called everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be 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. A serious autobiography and war(s) memoir. About Face is the defining book on Colonel David Hackworth. Coming in at just under 1000 pages, this tome surprisingly reads fast. I read "after" having read.
About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior. by Julie Sherman and David H. Hackworth.
Colonel David Hackworth is not considered to be one of the biggest thinkers. In fact, he turned down many opportunities to get in the most popular educational institutions such as West Point and Army War College. Turning these opportunities down was influenced by his so-called warrior attitude which his book reflects. The lessons learned from Hackworth’s book, About Face, The Odyssey of An American Warrior, shall be analyzed and applied onto recent issues that affect both management and administrative employees.
by David H. Other authors: See the other authors section. Overall, my opinion of Hackworth hasn't changed drastically from reading About Face. He's still egotistical, he's still lacking in certain moral areas, but what Hackworth really was was a pure, dyed-in-the-wool soldier. A brave and decorated man who lived an incredible, if not crazy life.
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, Hackworth?s 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 Pentagon?s fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fueled the war. If you want to download �About Face: The Odyssey Of An American Warrior� in PDF for free, this is recommended.
At age 15, David Hackworth lied about his age and joined the post-World War II Army, at 20, he won a battlefield commission in Korea, and at 40, a full colonel, but weary, embittered and demoralized after four tours of duty in Vietnam, he handed in his papers and went off to live in Australia-"the farthest place I could find from. His memoir is the story of a boldly adventurous life spent in the service of his country and at the same time an indictment of an institution that he loved but eventually found he could no longer abide. To a degree it is the kind of expose of the Army that every reasonably literate recruit dreams one day of writing. With anger that still flares brightly 18 years after he resigned, Hackworth describes some of the crimes, follies, flagrant inefficiencies and shoddy breaches of faith that he saw and experienced in the course of his full and honorable career.
Hackworth came up through the ranks and served as an infantry officer in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was revered by his men and respected by all who worked with him. While the stories of combat are incredible and there is so much to be learned about battlefield tactics in the book, the real lessons for me are about leadership. 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, Hackworth’s story is that of an exemplary patriot, played out against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the American military.
Hackworth's disenchantment culminated in a 1971 appearance on "Issues and Answers" that ended his career. Yet his criticism is both intemperate and indiscriminate, leaving unclear exactly what lessons he draws from Vietnam, other than that the army is no better positioned now for the most likely wars-unconventional, messily political, limited conflicts in the Third World-than it was then. About Face: The Odyssey Of An American Warrior. By Col. David H. Hackworth, USA (Re. and Julie Sherman. Simon & Schuster, 1989.