The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Paperback)
Robert S. McNamara is one of modern America's most controversial figures. His opinions, policies, and actions have led to a firestorm of debate, ignited most recently by Errol Morris's Academy Award-winning film, The Fog of War. In the companion book, editors James G. Blight and janet M. Lang use lessons from McNamara's life to examine issues of war and peace in the 20th century. McNamara's career spans some of America's defining events from the end of World War I, through the course of World War II, and the unfolding of the Cold War in Cuba, Vietnam, and around the world. The Fog of War brings together film transcripts, documents, dialogues, and essays to explore what the horrors and triumphs of the 20th century can teach us about the future."
About the Author
Robert S. McNamara served as secretary of defense to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and is the author of "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," and co-author of "Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy." James G. Blight is professor of international relations (research) at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, and the author or editor of many books on U.S. foreign policy, including "Argument Without End."
Lang is a pioneer in the field of critical oral history, she teaches at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Relations.