It is difficult to imagine a book more terribly relevant than The Fog of War. James Blight and Janet Lang weave together a compelling narrative, important historical documents from the Cuban missile crisis and the Vietnam war, and gripping exchanges of old adversaries met in dialogue in order to offer readers Robert McNamara's darkly prophetic 'lessons.' In so doing, they brilliantly engage the turbulent, complex, endlessly fascinating life of this remarkable public figure. This book is certainly one of the surest guides through the fog, and we would be wise to pay attention.
—Edward T. Linenthal, author of The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory