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War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

In conversation with Steven J. Ross
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Episode Summary
An in-depth look at the impact of Vietnam on post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy by a distinguished Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Participant(s) Bio
David Halberstam launched his career at the smallest daily newspaper in Mississippi, worked his way up to the New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting from Vietnam and then turned to longer-form writing, part of a generation of reporters who started as journalists but in mid-career became historians. His 2002 bestseller, War in a Time of Peace, was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction. He wrote 21 books covering such diverse topics as the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, the auto industry and a baseball pennant race.