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

Author(s): SHEEHAN NEIL

History

Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. He was soon appalled by the South Vietnamese troops' unwillingness to fight, by their random slaughter of civilians and by the arrogance and corruption of the US military. He flouted his supervisors and leaked his sharply pessimistic - and, as it turned out, accurate - assessments to the US press corps in Saigon. Among them was Sheehan, who became fascinated by the angry Vann, befriended him and followed his tragic and reckless career.

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General Fields

  • : 9780679724148
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : September 1989
  • : 2 Inches X 5.2 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BC
  • : SHEEHAN NEIL
  • : 896