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The Resource A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan

A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan

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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the military career of Lt. Col. John Paul Vann, profiling his military and civilian roles in the Vietnam War
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
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1989.
Biography type
individual biography
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154823
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sheehan, Neil
Dewey number
959.704/33/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.S47 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
959 .704 S541b
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True
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  • Vann, John Paul
  • United States
  • Vann, John Paul
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Armed Forces
  • Soldiers
  • United States
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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 821-833) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The funeral
  • Going to war
  • Antecedents to a confrontation
  • The Battle of Ap Bac
  • Taking on the system
  • Antecedents to the man
  • A second time around
  • John Vann stays
Control code
ocm17301230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
861 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679724148
Lccn
87043330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17301230
Label
A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 821-833) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The funeral
  • Going to war
  • Antecedents to a confrontation
  • The Battle of Ap Bac
  • Taking on the system
  • Antecedents to the man
  • A second time around
  • John Vann stays
Control code
ocm17301230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
861 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679724148
Lccn
87043330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17301230

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