© Copyright 1996-2005
by David H. Hackworth
All Rights Reserved
International Bestseller for over 43 weeks!
ABOUT FACE is the extraordinary story of the life of one of America's most unique fighting men.
On June 27, 1971, David Hackworth became the US Army's most outspoken critic, denouncing on network television the American war effort in Vietnam as tragically misguided. Hackworth says in About Face that he never would have believed it if someone had told him he would be 'checking out of the Army any way but feet first'.
Hackworth's incredible life story has been a consistent bestseller for over six years in the US. It is a remarkable account of a man whose unmatched battlefield achievements have made him a living legend. But the medals and accolades did not counter his growing disillusionment with the Vietnam War, which he came to see as immoral and unwinnable.
Finally, ABOUT FACE is a stunning indictment, not just of the Pentagon's fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict, but of the bureaucracy and self-interest that fueled that lost war.
is appropriate that perhaps the finest soldier of his generation
has written perhaps the finest account of the soldier's experience
in a generation. About Face is a fighting-hole view of war, and
of the United States Army. As a testament to the brutality of war,
it is a blood-pounding, sac-shrivelling literary experience, as
immediate as a blow to the solar plexus, so real you smell cordite
when you read. As an indictment of American military policy (since
World War II), it is both an intelligent and clear-eyed analysis,
and a passionate cry from the heart of a man who never stopped loving
the Army, even when it stopped loving him back."