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David Halberstam

David Halberstam was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of numerous books, including The Best and the Brightest, The Powers That Be, The Reckoning, Summer of '49, Playing for Keeps, and War in a Time of Peace. He died in April 2007.


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American Patriots
Written by Gail Lumet Buckley, Foreword by David Halberstam
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2002
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76009-9 (0-375-76009-1)

A dramatic and moving tribute to the military’s unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home front. Through hundreds of original interviews with veterans of every... Read more

The Amateurs
Written by David Halberstam
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-91003-0 (0-449-91003-2)

"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport."
*Walter Clemons

*David Guy
Chicago Tribune
In The Amateurs, David Halberstam once again displays the unique brand of reportage, both penetrating and supple, that distinguished his bestselling... Read more

The Best and the Brightest
Written by David Halberstam
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 1993
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90870-9 (0-449-90870-4)

David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience.”—The New York Times

Using portraits of America’ s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest... Read more

The Children
Written by David Halberstam
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-00439-5 (0-449-00439-2)

A remarkable true story of heroism, courage, and faith Read more

The Fifties
Written by David Halberstam
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1994
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90933-1 (0-449-90933-6)

The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who... Read more

October 1964
Written by David Halberstam
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 1995
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-98367-6 (0-449-98367-6)


"October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should... Read more

Playing for Keeps
Written by David Halberstam
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | February 2000
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-0444-5 (0-7679-0444-3)

From The Breaks of the Game to Summer of '49, David Halberstam has brought the perspective of a great historian, the inside knowledge of a dogged sportswriter, and the love of a fan to bear on some of the most mythic players and teams in the annals of American sport. With... Read more