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About Face

(1989)
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Called "everything a twentieth-century war memoir could possibly be" by the New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.

From age fifteen to forty, David Hackworth devoted himself to the US Army and fast became a living legend. In 1971, however, he appeared on television to decry the doomed war effort in Vietnam. With About Face, he has written what many Vietnam veterans have called the most important book of their generation.

From Korea to Berlin, from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam, Hackworth's story is that of an exemplary patriot, played out against the backdrop of the changing fortunes of America and the American military. It is also a stunning indictment of the Pentagon's fundamental misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and of the bureaucracy of self-interest that fueled the war.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for David H Hackworth's About Face

Hardback Editions

November 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 0-283-99959-4 / 978-0-283-99959-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
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March 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: About Face: Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 0-671-52692-8 / 978-0-671-52692-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

May 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: About Face
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 0-8317-0232-X / 978-0-8317-0232-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman, Colonel David Hackleworth
ISBN: 0-330-31327-4 / 978-0-330-31327-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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April 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): Colonel David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 0-671-69534-7 / 978-0-671-69534-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: About Face: Library Edition
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 1-982587-09-1 / 978-1-982587-09-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 1-982587-12-1 / 978-1-982587-12-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Author(s): David H Hackworth, Julie Sherman
ISBN: 1-982587-10-5 / 978-1-982587-10-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU