My answer to Can you quote the best lines from the book that you're reading?
Answer by Ken Larson:
“THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST” by David Halberstam
–from the Foreword by Senator John McCain
"For anyone who aspires to a position of national leadership, no matter the circumstances of his or her birth, this book should be mandatory reading.
And anyone who feels a need, as a confused former prisoner of war once felt the need, for insights into how a great and good nation can lose a war and see its worthy purposes and principles destroyed by self-delusion can do no better than to read and reread David Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest."