David Hackworth Writing Styles in About Face

David Hackworth
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The perspective of About Face is the perspective of the author, David H. Hackworth. The book is written in the first person point of view which is appropriate to the book's nature. Hackworth is telling his story about his years in the Army. He talks about the different combat situations in which he participated, how he handled them, what mistakes he made and what he learned from those mistakes. He is honest in evaluating his own actions. While most of the book is about Hackworth's own experiences, he does talk about some situations in which he was not a part, like Hamburger Hill and My Lai. Since most of the book deals with his own experience, the limitations of the first person are avoided. The author is the narrator and is present at the events. Because of this, the knowledge of the reader is not limited by the...

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