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Profiling Robert McNamara

Washington Post staffer Paul Hendrickson has been writing about former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara for years, but hasn't yet found a way use his extensive research to write a book-length profile. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about McNamara's reluctance to share his feelings on the Vietnam War.


Other segments from the episode on July 18, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 18, 1988: Interview with George Romero; Review of Betty Carter's album "Look What I Got"; Interview with Paul Hendrickson; Review of the television show "Vietnam War…


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