A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie

John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Book - 1988
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time--the definitive Vietnam War expos#65533;.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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 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.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1988.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679724148
0679724141
9780394484471
0394484479
Branch Call Number: 959.704 SHEE
Characteristics: 861 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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