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David Halberstam (1934–2007)

Autor(a) de The Best and the Brightest

42+ Works 14,366 Membros 236 Críticas 44 Favorited

About the Author

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written mostrar mais account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Do not combine David Halberstam and David J. Halberstam. They are different authors.

Image credit: David Halberstam attend The 5th Annual POETRY & THE CREATIVE MIND at Alice Tully Hall on April 11, 2007 in New York City

Obras por David Halberstam

The Best and the Brightest (1972) 2,026 exemplares
The Fifties (1993) 1,793 exemplares
Summer of '49 (2006) 1,064 exemplares
October 1964 (1994) 782 exemplares
The Powers That Be (1979) — Autor — 719 exemplares
The Reckoning (1986) 611 exemplares
The Children (1998) 560 exemplares
The Education of a Coach (2005) 493 exemplares
Firehouse (2002) 429 exemplares
The Breaks of the Game (1981) 375 exemplares
New York September 11 (2001) 262 exemplares
The Next Century (1990) 233 exemplares
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Editor — 188 exemplares
One Very Hot Day (1967) 97 exemplares
Ho (1970) 86 exemplares
Larry Burrows: Vietnam (2002) — Introdução; Introdução, algumas edições74 exemplares
The Best American Sports Writing 1991 (1991) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Baseball: The Perfect Game (1992) 17 exemplares
David Halberstam's the Fifties [1997 TV documentary] (1998) — Original book — 7 exemplares
The Noblest Roman 5 exemplares
Japan society 1 exemplar
Mert övék a hatalom (1988) 1 exemplar
Ho Chi Minh (1971) — Autor — 1 exemplar
最寒冷的冬天 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Contribuidor — 589 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Contribuidor — 318 exemplares
Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs (2002) — Prefácio; Prefácio — 264 exemplares
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 219 exemplares
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Suburbia (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições142 exemplares
American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm (2001) — Prefácio, algumas edições126 exemplares
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) — Introdução — 104 exemplares
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
American Experience: Citizen King [2004 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 17 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
United States of America
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Menlo Park, California, USA
Causa da morte
car accident
Locais de residência
Yonkers, New York, USA
Winsted, Connecticut, USA
Bronx, New York, USA
Harvard College (AB|1955)
news journalist
sports journalist
war reporter
The Tennesseean
The New York Times
Prémios e menções honrosas
Pulitzer Prize
Quill Award
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award (1997)
Norman Mailer Prize (2009)
Nota de desambiguação
Do not combine David Halberstam and David J. Halberstam. They are different authors.



Awesome book. Don't remember where I got it or when I read it, but I know it is one of my favorite MJ books that I will re-read someday. My love for this book encouraged me to purchase another book by Halberstam about baseball that I have yet to read.
SDWets | 5 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2023 |
Mcdede | 29 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2023 |
Though a bit dated, this is an excellent dissection of the rise of the Japanese auto industry and the struggles of their American counterparts.
EZLivin | 6 outras críticas | Jul 4, 2023 |
Halberstam’s 2007 history of the Korean War is excellent. He balanced political and military views of the war and chose the political and military battles to discuss with the adeptness of the experienced Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and historian that he was. The first third of the book is political with mini-biographies of McArthur, Truman, Acheson, Mao, Kennan, Kim Il Sung, Syngman Rhee, Ridgway, and others. If you’re eager to read about the war itself, this may slow you down, but Halberstam used the novelistic technique of starting the book with the disastrous battle at Unsan out of temporal sequence to draw you in.
Besides whatever intrinsic value it has, reading this history is an antidote to the current blather about the uniqueness of our political divisiveness, the politicization of the media, and the megalomania of our leaders. Here the reader can read about the posturings of Douglas McArthur, his support from Henry Luce and Time magazine, and the pervasive lobbying power of the Nationalist Chinese and Chiang Kai-shek.
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markm2315 | 37 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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