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9780679724148 - A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan

ISBN 10: 0679724141

Paperback; New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989-09-19;

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, renowned journalist Neil Sheehan tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann--"the one irreplaceable American in Vietnam"--and of the tragedy that destroyed that country and the lives of so many Americans.Outspoken and fearless, John Paul Vann arrived in Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. A Bright Shining Lie reveals the truth about the war in Vietnam as it unfolded before Vann's eyes: the arrogance and professional corruption of the U.S. military system of the 1960s, the incompetence and venality of the South Vietnamese army, the nightmare of death and destruction that began with the arrival of the American forces. Witnessing the arrogance and self-deception firsthand, Vann put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. But by the time he died in 1972, Vann had embraced the follies he once decried. He went to his grave believing that the war had been won.A haunting and critically acclaimed masterpiece, A Bright Shining Lie is a timeless account of the American experience in Vietnam--a work that is epic in scope, piercing in detail, and told with the keen understanding of a journalist who was actually there.Neil Sheehan' s classic serves as a stunning revelation for all who thought they understood the war.From the Hardcover edition.


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Vintage. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679724141 Reading copy with considerable wear and some water damage. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. May not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. May be missing supplimentary materials. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders. . Fair.

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Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679724141 Ships promptly from Texas. . Very Good. 1989.

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Paperback. Very Good.

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Vintage. Paperback. 0679724141 Some marking. . Good. 1989-09-19. 1st Vintage Books ed.

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Vintage, 1989-09-19. Paperback. Acceptable. Book is in acceptable condition, cover has some wear along the edges and corners. The edge of the pages have a few small stains.

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  • Edition: First Vintage Books Edition
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New York: Vintage Books. September 1989. Paperback. Very Good. Spine is square and tight. Interior has a single pen mark on the first (reviews) page. 862 pages. The definitive Vietnam War exposé. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he went 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. This magisterial book 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.

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Mississauga, ON, Canada: Random House of Canada, Limited, 1989. 861pp., illus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history & National Book Award-winning biography of Lt. Col. Vann and history of America in the Vietnam War. . Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Vintage, 1989. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. , 900grams, ISBN:9780679724148

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NY: Vintage. 1988. fine. Paperback. ISBN:0679724141 Book of the Month Club printing. 861 pages + section of b/w photos + il'd b/w maps; 9.25" tall; binding solid .

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1989. Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Winnder of the Pulitzer Prize & the National Book Award. Good/No dust jacket; soft cover (Grade B) No names or markings, slight dings at corner tips & small 1/8" split at head of spinestrip. No creasing, Profusely illustrated w/photos, maps, etc.Includes Bibliography, Index, 861 clean, crisp & solid pp. Excellent reading & reference cpy; very possible personal copy.

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Vintage. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Vintage, 1989-09-19. Paperback. Very Good. Very good condition. Interior is tight and bright. Binding is solid and strong. Paperback cover is clean. Moderate scuffing, corner bumps and/or creases on the paperback covers due to shelf and reader wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.

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