A new film about David Halberstam. December 6th, 2007. 8:00 p.m.
Books and Books joins nearly 75 independent booksellers around America in celebrating the final, great work of David Halberstam: The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War featuring Joan Didion, Neil Sheehan, Bob Woodward and Anna Quindlen.
On December 6th, 2007 South Florida will get the first look at a short film about the Pulitzer winner's crowning achievement, "a virtuoso work of history", ten years in the making. Joan Didion, Neil Sheehan, Bob Woodward, Anna Quindlen, and a host of other voices will share the screen with veterans of the Korean War whom Halberstam interviewed for the book.
In a starred review, Booklist calls The Coldest Winter "commanding and evocative… Halberstam's final work stands as the coda to his enduringly famous The Best and the Brightest. Mr. Woodward recently told the New York Times, "It carries an emotional power I didn't expect."
In April, David Halberstam was killed in a car accident while researching what was to be his next book. He was 73. Hyperion president Robert Miller is pleased that this film will help readers discover what is sure to be an enduring work, a riveting portrait of America at war with military enemies, and with itself.
David Halberstam was one of America’s most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times to report on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers, including The Best and the Brightest, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of thirty.
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