Knopf (September 9, 1996)

The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War

Author: Paul Hendrickson

One of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam experience, The Living and the Dead presents a brilliant study of Robert McNamara, his decision-making during the war, and the way his decisions affected his own life and the lives of five individuals. A monumental work about power, its abuse, and its victims, this meticulously researched, beautifully written, explosive, and passionate book is often in conflict with McNamara's version of events. First serial in the Washington Post. 8 photos.


Hardcover: 427 pages

Publication Date: September 9, 1996

Publisher: Knopf

Author: Paul Hendrickson

ISBN-13: 978-0679427612

Genres: History, Americas