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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam: Sheehan, Neil A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam: Sheehan, Neil A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam: Sheehan, Neil

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

Sheehan, Neil

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ISBN 10: 0394484479 / ISBN 13: 9780394484471
Published by Random House, New York, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed, signed, and dated (Nov. 14, 1988) by Neil Sheehan. Book has light bumping and fraying to front bottom corner and a slight lifting of the front board at outer edge. Jacket price clipped with slight edge wear. Protected with a Brodart sleeve. Second printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000667

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Title: A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam.
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This passionate, epic account of the Vietnam War centers on Lt. Col. John Paul Vann, whose story illuminates America's failures and disillusionment in Southeast Asia. Vann was a field adviser to the army when American involvement was just beginning. He quickly became appalled at the corruption of the South Vietnamese regime, their incompetence in fighting the Communists, and their brutal alienation of their own people. Finding his superiors too blinded by political lies to understand that the war was being thrown away, he secretly briefed reporters on what was really happening. One of those reporters was Neil Sheehan. This definitive expose on why America lost the war won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1989.

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