Robert Timberg weaves together the lives of five well-known naval Academy graduates to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America. "This ...Show synopsisRobert Timberg weaves together the lives of five well-known naval Academy graduates to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America. "This is an amazing piece of work that could make you cry over descriptions of bravery so bold and so big that you wonder how our country deserves such men. . . . It is about the soul of a nation".--Mike Barnicle, The Boston Globe Books. photo insert.Hide synopsis
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I was skeptical of another political book on Iran Contra, but this went back to the roots at the Naval Academy for the five subjects: McCain, Poindexter, McFarland, Webb, and Ollie. The fact that it was written in 1994 cuts the history off a bit short (at least for McCain and Webb), but overall an outstanding personality driven analysis and recounting of events!
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