A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann and American in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan


This is a collectible like new larger paperback. First Vintage Books Edition 1989. Pages inside clean and unmarked. Only a hint of light natural tanning to pages from age. Binding tight and straight. Cover front and back clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear at corners from display.

Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award Winner. This book is one of the most acclaimed of our time. It is compelling, graphic, and sensitive. It is the bio of a man and a war. When Vann came to Vietnam in 1962, he was clear sighted and riddled with arrogance. He put his career on the line by trying to convince superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in 1972, Vann embraced the follies he once decried. He died believing the war had been won. This is a monumental work that tells the story of Lt. Colonel John Paul Vann and the tragedy that destroyed the country and squandered so much of America's precious men. This is the book that captures the Vietnam war, its passion and folly, and defines the fatal contradictions the lost American the war.

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