Renowned author David Halberstam died last week at the age of . The CARL has some 16 of his most famous works including "The best and the brightest, " (1972) and "War in a time of Peace" (2001) Select this link to browse our Halberstam titlesRelated Podcast: NPR podcast from All Things Considered: A Reporter's Memories of Writer David Halberstam david halberstam
Excerpt from a Washington Post column on Halberstam's life by Henry Allen: "He'd been hit by shrapnel in Africa. He'd waded through swamps on patrols in Vietnam. He'd written stories so inflammatory that John Kennedy suggested, futilely, that the publisher of the Times remove him from the war beat. (He won a Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam coverage, at the age of 30.) Now the subject was fishing. Everything was important to Halberstam. He concatenated bluefishing ("They're crazed, they're killers") into the same drama that he found in war or industrial empire building. He cared. He judged and condemned, too, but he cared."
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