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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
Editorial: Random House. New York. 1988., 1988
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Librería: Limestone Books (Austin, TX, Estados Unidos de America)

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NF/NF. 861 pp. First Edition. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize. N° de ref. de la librería 4039

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

Editorial: Random House. New York. 1988.

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

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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