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The Resource A Bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan, (electronic resource)

A Bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan, (electronic resource)

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.
Awards note
  • National Book Award Winner, 1988.
  • Pulitzer Prize, 1989.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154823
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7E2CB864-8108-42EB-9943-271001CE90C5
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Publication
Note
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • Originally published by Random House in 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn503328285
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679603801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7E2CB864-8108-42EB-9943-271001CE90C5
System control number
(OCoLC)503328285
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6001 KB)
Label
A Bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7E2CB864-8108-42EB-9943-271001CE90C5
Publication
Note
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • Originally published by Random House in 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn503328285
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679603801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7E2CB864-8108-42EB-9943-271001CE90C5
System control number
(OCoLC)503328285
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6001 KB)

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