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The Resource A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan

A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan

Label
A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Title
A bright shining lie
Title remainder
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Neil Sheehan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise 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 decried. He died believing that the war had been won. In this book, a monument of history and biography ... a journalist tells the story of John Vann ... and of the tragedy which destroyed the country and squandered so much of America's young manhood and resources
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1988.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1989.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1989.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154823
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sheehan, Neil
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.S47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vann, John Paul
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Label
A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [821]-833) and index
Control code
2010290458
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2009 Modern Library ed.
Extent
861 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780679643616
Lccn
2010290458
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [821]-833) and index
Control code
2010290458
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2009 Modern Library ed.
Extent
861 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780679643616
Lccn
2010290458
Other physical details
ill., maps

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