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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, U.S.A., 1988
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Stated First Edition with Random House first edition number line begining w/2. Bookis in Fine condition, with immaculate boards, tight, clean text block no internal marking or signatures. D/J has a touch of corner wear (invisible with the mylar protective cover) and retains the original price. An anti-war Viet Nam. Bookseller Inventory # 000353

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

Publisher: Random House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st 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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