A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann And America In Vietnam

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann And America In Vietnam

Paperback | September 19, 1989

byNeil Sheehan

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in 1972, Vann had embraced the follies he once decired. He died believing that the war had been won.

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, a renowned journalist tells the story of John Vann--"the one irreplaceable American in Vietnam"--and of the tragedy that destroyed a country and squandered so much of America''s young manhood and resources.

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It's a brilliant and deeply moving biography/history of the Vietnam War. In 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann came to Vietnam a young, arrogant and unaware soldier. Naively, he tried to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way - a better way. A decade later, in 1972, Vann was a changed man; he died believing that the Vietnam War had been won by the Americans. A Bright...

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in ...

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"If there is one book that captures the Vietnam war in the sheer Homeric scale of its passion and folly, this is it."--The New York Times Book Review

Neil Sheehan is the author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War. He spent three years in Vietnam as a war correspondent for United Press International and The New York Times and won numerous awards for his reporting. In 1971 he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which brought the Times the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for meritorious public service. Sheehan lives in Washington, D.C. He is married to the writer Susan Sheehan.From t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1.8 inPublished:September 19, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679724141

ISBN - 13:9780679724148

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