New today! Westmoreland by Lewis Sorley is a must read for anyone wanting more insight into an intriguing, yet complicated man and the war he fought. 
Is this man the real reason the Vietnam War was lost? How did he get there, why did he fail, and how did he last so long?
Unless  and until we understand General William Westmoreland, we will never  understand what happened to us in Vietnam, or why. An Eagle Scout at  fifteen, First Captain of his West Point class, Westmoreland fought in  World War II and Korea, rising rapidly to command the 101st Airborne  Division and become Superintendent at West Point, then was chosen to  lead the war effort in Vietnam.
That  turned out to be a disaster. He failed to understand a complex war,  choosing a flawed strategy, sticking to it in the face of all  opposition, and misrepresenting the results when truth mattered most. In  so doing he squandered four years of support by Congress, much of the  media, and the American people. The tragedy of William Westmoreland  provides lessons not just for Vietnam, but for America’s future military  and political leadership. Lewis Sorley’s definitive portrait is  essential reading.

New today! Westmoreland by Lewis Sorley is a must read for anyone wanting more insight into an intriguing, yet complicated man and the war he fought. 

Is this man the real reason the Vietnam War was lost? How did he get there, why did he fail, and how did he last so long?

Unless and until we understand General William Westmoreland, we will never understand what happened to us in Vietnam, or why. An Eagle Scout at fifteen, First Captain of his West Point class, Westmoreland fought in World War II and Korea, rising rapidly to command the 101st Airborne Division and become Superintendent at West Point, then was chosen to lead the war effort in Vietnam.

That turned out to be a disaster. He failed to understand a complex war, choosing a flawed strategy, sticking to it in the face of all opposition, and misrepresenting the results when truth mattered most. In so doing he squandered four years of support by Congress, much of the media, and the American people. The tragedy of William Westmoreland provides lessons not just for Vietnam, but for America’s future military and political leadership. Lewis Sorley’s definitive portrait is essential reading.