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David Halberstam (1934–2007)

Autor(a) de The Best and the Brightest

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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 de David Halberstam

The Best and the Brightest (1972) 2,081 cópias
The Fifties (1993) 1,808 cópias
Summer of '49 (2006) 1,089 cópias
October 1964 (1994) 797 cópias
The Powers That Be (1979) — Autor — 732 cópias
The Reckoning (1986) 627 cópias
The Children (1998) 567 cópias
The Education of a Coach (2005) 505 cópias
Firehouse (2002) 438 cópias
The Breaks of the Game (1981) 381 cópias
New York September 11 (2001) 267 cópias
The Next Century (1990) 236 cópias
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Editor — 191 cópias
One Very Hot Day (1967) 99 cópias
Ho (1970) 89 cópias
Larry Burrows: Vietnam (2002) — Introdução; Introdução, algumas edições81 cópias
The Best American Sports Writing 1991 (1991) — Editor — 58 cópias
Baseball: The Perfect Game (1992) 18 cópias
David Halberstam's the Fifties [1997 TV documentary] (1998) — Original book — 7 cópias
Mert övék a hatalom (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Japan society 1 exemplar(es)
最寒冷的冬天 1 exemplar(es)
Ho Chi Minh (1971) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Contribuinte — 603 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 346 cópias
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Contribuinte — 325 cópias
Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs (2002) — Prefácio; Prefácio — 272 cópias
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Contribuinte — 235 cópias
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 222 cópias
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Suburbia (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições151 cópias
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) — Introdução — 107 cópias
The Best American Political Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
American Experience: Citizen King [2004 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 18 cópias
Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias


1950s (100) 20th century (207) 9/11 (86) America (76) American (79) American history (576) anthology (123) baseball (742) basketball (100) biography (292) books about books (87) civil rights (137) Cold War (74) essays (182) first edition (86) football (64) history (1,590) journalism (261) Kindle (119) Korea (102) Korean War (257) Library of America (124) media (74) military (107) military history (145) non-fiction (1,336) own (67) photography (131) politics (316) read (107) Red Sox (109) sports (699) to-read (674) travel (119) US history (126) USA (251) Vietnam (256) Vietnam War (253) war (184) writing (83)

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
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
Pulitzer Prize
Quill Award
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award (1997)
Norman Mailer Prize (2009)
Aviso de desambiguação
Do not combine David Halberstam and David J. Halberstam. They are different authors.



For me, a fun reliving of the exciting 1964 baseball season. I followed this on the radio at night while studying during my junior year in high school.
dlinnen | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 3, 2024 |
Detroit auto makers had it made, then the Japanese moved in and upended the auto business. David Halberstam looks at how this happened, why it happened, and mostly how it could have been prevented. A history of car making in two countries and how the Japanese out foxed the dominant American car makers.
foof2you | outras 7 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
I expected this book to be worth reading. I didn't expect it to be so worthwhile in the way it was. At its core, this is a book about the young black students in Nashville, led by a devout apostle of the nonviolent approach to social action of Mahatma Gandhi, to begin what in some respects was the second major leg of the American Civil Rights Movement with the Nashville Boycotts, starting in 1958. (Rosa Parks was taken off the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in late 1955, beginning the Montgomery boycott. Emmitt Till was killed a few months earlier, with his mother courageously using an open casket to show the world what had been done to her son, in essense to all blacks over the many Jim Crow years.) The author writes about the actions together and apart of the people in this civil rights movement, often taking the reader aside to tell a sort of mini-biography of the cast of characters, allowing a deeper understanding of the complexities of managing a group of each of the individuals joining together to accomplish a type of societal earthquake. As I delved into the story being told, I sensed a certain tone to the writing, a certain reserve, which I eventually decided was one of reverence for the people he was writing about. The author is able to pass along this same reverence to readers by immersing us into the very human aspects of the individuals and their goals. The narrative goes beyond the Nashville boycotts to the Freedom Riders and, somewhat less so, to Freedom Summer, the March on Washington, and other notable events. All in all, the blending of biographies and deep insights into historical events is quite mesmerizing. Eventually, however, the author gets to the follow-through. What happened to these "characters" after all these notable events? In a movie, this is usually just a few minutes, at best, of "Bill Jones, quarterback for the State Champion football team, now sells used cars in his hometown. Mary Smith went on to serve as a nurse in the Vietnam War..." In this book, the author essentially continues the mini-biographies of each of the cast of characters, some being natural extensions of what they had been doing as students, some far removed, into such items as what Dairy Queen they sold to get a Burger King franchise, which they, in turn, traded in for a McDonald's franchise. In short, not every follow-up was instructive to the point of the book, but the author seemingly felt compelled to tie up all lose ends. Indeed, the author was thorough in his reporting throughout. So, what exactly made the author write this book the way he did? He is best known for a Pulitzer Prize and best-selling books on the Vietnam War. Secondarily, he is also very well known for his classic sports related books about epic World Series games and the like. (He died in a car accident on his way to interview a famous NFL quarterback in research for another epic championship game.) The answer comes from the fact that this notable journalist got his professional start at the Nashville Tennessean as these "Children" of the book were forming the SNCC and making history in America. I think of this book as the author's homage to those only slightly younger black students who he studied as a young reporter some 40 years earlier than when this book was written. Despite having already having read literally dozens of books on the struggle for civil rights in America, I still found this book highly rewarding.… (mais)
larryerick | outras 8 resenhas | Dec 8, 2023 |
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 | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 1, 2023 |



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