David Brinkley Washington Goes to War

ISBN 13: 9780345407306

Washington Goes to War

4.04 avg rating
( 410 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780345407306: Washington Goes to War
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"Astonishing. . . Told with endearing detail . . . He knows his Washington well."
--The New York Times Book Review
"HILARIOUS AND INSTRUCTIVE . . . Brinkley has written an impressionist history, comparable to a pointillist painting composed of small points of color that, seen whole, comprise a remarkably truthful record of reality."
--George F. Will
The Washington Post
Today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a sleepy, early-to-bed Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials. Esteemed, award-winning journalist David Brinkley remembers well what it was like--how Washington awoke from its slumber and found itself with World War II on its hands. It was left to Washington to print the paper, alphabetize the bureaucracies, host the parties, pitch the propaganda, write the laws, launch the drives, draft the boys, hire the "government girls," and engage in an often hilarious administrative war of words, wit, and even some wisdom.
"EVOCATIVE . . . One gets the sense that he was everywhere in Washington, with a bird's-eye view of the show from start to finish. . . . A grand and moving drama."
--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
The New York Times

"A wonderful read for those of us who lived through it. It should be even better for those who are too young to remember."
--The Washington Monthly

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

This book of the just-retired newsman's reminiscences of Washington at the dawn of America's involvement in World War II is no mere historical curiosity shop. It's very instructive about the way Washington still works. For instance, Brinkley tells us that in September 1941, while FDR was still wavering about where to put the military's new headquarters building, an Army general told the contractor to get started. By the time Roosevelt found out about this a month later, the foundations for the Pentagon had already been put in place.

From the Back Cover:

"[Brinkley] is an excellent raconteur, and his book--a combination of memoir and popular history--consists of an amiable, extraordinarily readable anecdotal narrative, running from the late 1930s through V-J Day."--Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times Book World

"Astonishing. . . Told with endearing detail . . . He knows his Washington well."--The New York Times Book Review

"HILARIOUS AND INSTRUCTIVE . . . Brinkley has written an impressionist history, comparable to a pointillist painting composed of small points of color that, seen whole, comprise a remarkably truthful record of reality."--George F. Will, The Washington Post

"EVOCATIVE . . . One gets the sense that he was everywhere in Washington, with a bird's-eye view of the show from start to finish. . . . A grand and moving drama."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"A wonderful read for those of us who lived through it. It should be even better for those who are too young to remember."--The Washington Monthly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780394510255: Washington Goes to War

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0394510259 ISBN 13:  9780394510255
Publisher: Knopf, 1988
Hardcover

9780345359797: Washington Goes to War

Ballan..., 1989
Softcover

9780517382110: Washington Goes to War

Random..., 1999
Hardcover

9780896211902: Washington Goes to War

Thornd..., 1988
Hardcover

9780233983660: Washington Goes to War: The Extraordinary Story of the Transformation of a City

ANDRE ..., 1989
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brinkley, David
Published by Ballantine Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB034540730X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Brinkley, David
Published by Ballantine Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11034540730X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David Brinkley
Published by Ballantine Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX034540730X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

David Brinkley
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-034540730X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

David Brinkley
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-034540730x

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

David Brinkley
Published by Ballantine Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 034540730X ISBN 13: 9780345407306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 034540730Xn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 207.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds