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A great loss...<br><br>
"David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and tireless author of books on topics as varied as America’s military failings in Vietnam, the deaths of firefighters at the World Trade Center and the high-pressure world of professional basketball, was killed yesterday in a car crash south of San Francisco. He was 73, and lived in Manhattan.<br><br>
"Mr. Halberstam was a passenger in a car making a turn in Menlo Park, Calif., when it was hit broadside by another car and knocked into a third vehicle, said the San Mateo County police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.<br><br>
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"Mr. Halberstam was killed doing what he had done his entire adult life: reporting. He was on his way to interview Y. A. Tittle, the former New York Giants quarterback, for a book about the 1958 championship game between the Giants and the Baltimore Colts, considered by many to be the greatest football game ever played."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/24/arts/24halberstam.html?hp=&pagewanted=print" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/24/ar...gewanted=print</a><br><br><i>The Best and the Brightest</i>,<i>The Powers That Be</i>, <i>The Breaks of the Game</i>, <i>Summer of '49'</i>, <i>Firehouse</i>....just some of his work.
 

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Good discussion on Halberstam's life and work on the local NPR affiliate with his friends and colleagues David Greenway, William Prochnau, Neil Sheehan:<br><a href="http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2007/04/20070424_b_main.asp" target="_blank">http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/20...424_b_main.asp</a>
 

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Worth digesting after hearing the idiotic and bandkrupt rhetoric of Cheney et al. with regard to the Iraq fiasco:<br><br>
"Halberstam told journalists during a conference last year in Tennessee that government criticism of news reporters in Iraq <b>reminded him of the way he was treated while covering the war in Vietnam.</b> 'The <span style="text-decoration:underline;">crueler the war gets</span>, the <b>crueler the attacks get on anybody who doesn't salute or play the game</b>,' he said. 'And then one day, the people who are doing the attacking look around and <b>they've used up their credibility</b>.'"<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070424/ap_en_ot/obit_halberstam_36" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070424/..._halberstam_36</a>
 
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