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A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

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This portrait follows the career of Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann from his arrival in Vietnam in 1962, to his death in 1972. It deals centrally with his outspoken disillusionment with the war and his role as a civilian in the pacification programme afterwards where he rose to become the first American civilian to wield a general's command in the war. Neil Sheehan was a Vietnam war correspondent for "United Press International" and the "New York Times" and has won a number of awards for his reporting. In 1971 he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which brought the "Times" the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for meritorious public service.

A hardback book in very good condition. Some minor bumping at ends of spine. Dustjacket in good condition with shelfwear along top and bottom edges. 5mm closed tears at top and bottom of left hand side of the spine. The back cover has a scratch and some indentations.

Item details

Author(s):
Sheehan, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Reprint 1989
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224026488
ISBN-13:
9780224026482
Number of pages:
861
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

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This portrait follows the career of Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann from his arrival in Vietnam in 1962, to his death in 1972. It deals centrally with his outspoken disillusionment with the war and his role as a civilian in the pacification programme afterwards where he rose to become the first American civilian to wield a general's command in the war. Neil Sheehan was a Vietnam war correspondent for "United Press International" and the "New York Times" and has won a number of awards for his reporting. In 1971 he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which brought the "Times" the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for meritorious public service.

A hardback book in very good condition. Some minor bumping at ends of spine. Dustjacket in good condition with shelfwear along top and bottom edges. 5mm closed tears at top and bottom of left hand side of the spine. The back cover has a scratch and some indentations.

Author(s):
Sheehan, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Reprint 1989
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224026488
ISBN-13:
9780224026482
Number of pages:
861
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

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