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About Face
The Odyssey of an American Warrior

by David H. Hackworth
Order Your Copy Today!

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.

W H A T   O T H E R S   H A V E   S A I D

"It 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."
Nicholas Proffitt,
author of Gardens of Stone

"The most important book to come out of the Vietnam generation."
Soldier of Fortune

"Remarkable...well written, thought provoking."
The Washington Times

"Swashbucking...a compelling story and a prescription for military reform."
Detroit Free Press

"Outstanding...Ernie Pyle and Bill Mauldin told of it their way,
Dave Hackworth tells of it his way."

"Everything a twentieth-century memoir could possibly be--a daydream of battlefield glory come true."
The New York Times

"The greatest war story ever written--dramatic and thrilling..
.the stuff of legend."

"An exceptional warrior...a soldier's soldier."
The Washington Post Book World

"Honest, extremely intelligent, and perhaps the best military leader this
country has had since Patton."
The Philadelphia Inquirer


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