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


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

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.


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

Title A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
AuthorNeil Sheehan
Release Date19th Sep 1989
PublisherVintage
ISBN-100679724141
EAN9780679724148
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages896 pages
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