Coverart for item
The Resource The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson

The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson

Label
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
Title
The living and the dead
Title remainder
Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hendrickson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than the two presidents he served or the 58,000 soldiers who died for his policies, Robert McNamara was the official face of Vietnam, the technocrat with steel-rimmed glasses and an ironclad faith in numbers who kept insisting that the war was winnable long after he had ceased to believe it was. This brilliantly insightful, morally devastating book tells us why he believed, how he lost faith, and what his deceptions cost five of the war's witnesses and McNamara himself. In The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson juxtaposes McNamara's story with those of a wounded Marine, an Army nurse, a Vietnamese refugee, a Quaker who burned himself to death to protest the war, and an enraged artist who tried to kill the man he saw as the war's architect. The result is a book whose exhaustive research and imaginative power turn history into an act of reckoning, damning and profoundly sympathetic, impossible to put down and impossible to forget."--Book Cover
Summary
A critical study of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and his role in the Vietnam War focuses on the lives of five people who become intertwined in the resulting storm
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162277
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war
Label
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9DB3299A-DFE8-473C-9816-40ED9C9D9502
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn902724567
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804153379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9DB3299A-DFE8-473C-9816-40ED9C9D9502
System control number
(OCoLC)902724567
Label
The living and the dead : Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war, Paul Hendrickson
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9DB3299A-DFE8-473C-9816-40ED9C9D9502
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn902724567
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804153379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9DB3299A-DFE8-473C-9816-40ED9C9D9502
System control number
(OCoLC)902724567

Library Locations

  • Arapahoe Library DistrictBorrow it
    12855 E Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO, 80112
    39.578124 -104.839077
  • Castlewood LibraryBorrow it
    6739 South Uinta Street, Centennial, CO, 80112
    39.594664 -104.894003
  • Davies LibraryBorrow it
    303 Third Avenue, Deer Trail, CO, 80105
    39.611227 -104.042075
  • Kelver LibraryBorrow it
    404 East Front Street, Byers, CO, 80103
    39.708307 -104.218269
  • Koelbel LibraryBorrow it
    5955 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO, 80121
    39.608933 -104.923621
  • May LibraryBorrow it
    1471 South Parker Road, Denver, CO, 80231
    39.689929 -104.891306
  • Sheridan LibraryBorrow it
    3425 West Oxford Avenue, Denver, CO, 80236
    39.642287 -105.031003
  • Smoky Hill LibraryBorrow it
    5430 South Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO, 80015
    39.618093 -104.767532
  • Southglenn LibraryBorrow it
    6972 South Vine Street, Centennial, CO, 80122
    39.590567 -104.963761
Processing Feedback ...