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A Bright Shining Lie

By Sheehan, Neil




Neil Sheehan is the author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War. He spent three years in Vietnam as a war correspondent for United Press International and The New York Times and won numerous awards for his reporting. In 1971 he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which brought the Times the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for meritorious public service. Sheehan lives in Washington, D.C. He is married to the writer Susan Sheehan.


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

Neil Sheehan

E-61: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Random House. 1988. 861 pgs. Maps. First Edition/First Printing. Signed and inscribed by Neil Sheehan on the FFEP. DJ has light shelf-wear present. Bound in cloth boards with gilt titles present. Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. 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 magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, a renowned journalist 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. E-61; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 861 pages .

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)

Neil Sheehan

2009-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A bright shining lie

Neil sheehan

Book is fine almost in perfect condition. signed by the author first edition book very well tooken cared off nice book to own for your collection. A bright shining lie - sixteen years in the making is a monumental account of Vietnam by a prize-winning journalist who was there A bright shining lie melds biography and history in a masterly way to tell the story of Lt Col ,John Paul Vann ,a soldier cast in the American hero mold.The closeset the United states came in viatnam to a Lawrence of Arabia ,and like Las Lawrence he was a complicated man with a dark secret that haunted his carrier..

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

Neil Sheehan

1988-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Bright Shining Lie

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Vintage (Random House), 1988. First Vintage ed.. Trade paperback. as new; clean, tight, & attractive.. Trade paperback; 861 pp; includes: interviews, documents, source notes, bibliography and index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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

Neil Sheehan

1998-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Neil Sheehan

1989-06-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A BRIGHT SHINING LIE - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

NEIL SHEEHAN

1989-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.

Sheehan, Neil.

London: Jonothan Cape. First Edition.. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. . First Edition. London, Jonothan Cape, 1989. 24cm x 16cm. 861 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Lt. Col John Paul Vann/ Vietnam in 1962/ Oustpoken and fearless, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail/ Appalled by the South Vietnamese troops' unwillingness to fight, by their random slaughter of civilians and by the arrogance and corruption of the U.S. military/ He flouted his supervisors and leaked his sharply pessimistic and accurate assessments to the U.S. press corps in Saigon/ Neil Sheehan became fascinated by the angry Vann, befriended him and followed his tragic and reckless career/ this book was sixteen years in the making/ a disturbing and eloquent portrait of a man who in many ways personified the U.S. war effort, of a soldier cast in the heroic mould - the closest the United States came in Vietnam to a Lawrence of Arabia/ Vann was haunted by a shameful secret: he gambled away his career, left the army that he loved and returned to Vietnam as a civilian in the pacification programme/ He rose to become the first American civilian to wield a general's command in war/ Vann was killed in 1972/ He was mourned at Arlington cemetary by leading political figures of the day/ Astonishing story of this intimate and intense meditation on a conflict that scarred the conscience of a nation.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House. Hardcover. 0394484479 a beautiful copy of this double award winning book about the the vietnam war. sheehan was a top war correspondent for upi during the war. a very important book. . Fine. 1988. First Edition.

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

Sheehan, Neil

This is the hardcover only stated Random Edition (BOMC?) from 1988. Both the DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item may occasionally seem overvalued. To compensate for that possibility, all serious buyers are welcome to make a on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted.Like New

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A Bright Shining Lie

Sheehan, Neil

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1988. 1st Edition . Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York, New York: Random House, 1988. Slight fade and rub to lower edges of boards. No prev. owner name. DJ with light rub to extremities; price corner intact. Stated First Edition with number line beginning at '2' as per Random House's method for First Printing at time of publication. Winner of the 1988 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Illus. with B&W maps & photos. Incl. Interviews, Documents, Source Notes, Biblio, and Index. 861 pp. Heavy book.. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679724141 New Condition. . New.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Random House. Hardcover. 0394484479 New Condition. . New.

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)

Sheehan, Neil

Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679643613 New Condition. . New.

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Modern Library)

Neil Sheehan

Modern Library, 2009-09-22. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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A BRIGHT SHINING LIE

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine/Very Good. Type: Book 1988/1st Edition/Mylar Sleeve/861 pages. This book combines biography and history to tell the story of Lt Col. John Paul Cann , who spoke out about the ineffectiveness of the US strategy in the Viet Nam War. Black cloth covers with red lettering on cover and gilt lettering on spine. The book is in excellent readable condition. There are No Marks, No Underlining, and No Writing in the text.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Random House , 1988. Hardcover. LIKE NEW. Like New

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)

Neil Sheehan

2009-08-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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

Neil Sheehan

1989-06-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A BRIGHT SHINING LIE

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House Inc, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Book 1988/First Edition/861 pages. This book combines biography and history to tell the story of Lt Col. John Paul Cann , who spoke out about the ineffectiveness of the US strategy in the Viet Nam War. Front Cover has shelf wear. Black cloth covers with red lettering on cover and gilt lettering on spine. The book is in excellent readable condition. There are No Marks, No Underlining, and No Writing in the text.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. First Edition. First Printing. good, good. 861, maps, documents, source notes, bibliography, index, minor damp damage to top & bottom margins pp. 820-861--no pages stuck. Damp stains to bottom of rear board and spine, small sticker residue on rear DJ, DJ somewhat scuffed and worn. Inscribed by the author.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. 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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A Bright Shining Lie -

Neil Sheehan -

Random House Publishing -, 1988. Hardcover/pub.1988/Fair condition/861 pages - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. [TE934783]. Hard Cover. Good.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House. Hardcover. 0394484479 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679724141 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)

Sheehan, Neil

Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679643613 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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

Neil Sheehan

1988-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $48.39


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

Sheehan, Neil

Sep 12, 1988. Hardcover. New. new unread hardcover with dj

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Maurice Utrillo

Werner, Alfred

1969. Hardcover. Fine/No dj. NY, 1969, Great Art of the Ages series, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., fine condition in illustrated cloth (as issued), many tipped-in, full-page color plates [Art]

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A BRIGHT SHINING LIE - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

SHEEHAN, NEIL

Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. 0224026488 . Very Good.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. First Edition. First Printing. good, fair to good. 861, source notes, bibliography, index, ink name inside front flylf, small stains to fore-edge, DJ edges worn, rear DJ creased.

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Canada's Glory: Battles That Forged a Nation

Bishop, Arthur

Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1996. Book covers over 200 years of Canadian military history and over 30 battles. 300 pp. plus: Bibliography, Index. Book has slightly rubbed spine ends. Unclipped DJ has very light surface wear. Bookseller's Inventory # 171576. First Edition, First Printing. Brown Paper Coverd Boards. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. First Edition. very good. 861, source notes, bibliography, index.

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A Bright Shining Lie

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Bound in the publisher's original cloth covered boards, spine and cover stamped in gilt. Lightly rubbed at the edges and extremities.

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

Sheehan, Neil

US: Random House. Hardcover. 0394484479 * Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. . Very Good. 1988.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. History: Vietnam. ISBN 0394484479. First edition. Hardcover, price intact dust jacket.. black cloth with gilt lettering. Interior is clean. **faults: edge at spine ends on book not quite crisp. Jacket has light surface rubs. VG+ / VG+ dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +.

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

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. Like New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. Minor scuffing and/or wrinkles on the paper dust cover. Light spotting on page edges. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. Like New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. Minor scuffing and/or wrinkles on the paper dust cover. Light spotting on page edges. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. Like New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. Minor scuffing and/or wrinkles on the paper dust cover. Light spotting on page edges. 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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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Sheehan, Neil

Random House, 1988-09-12. Hardcover. Like New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. Minor scuffing and/or wrinkles on the paper dust cover. Light spotting on page edges. 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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BRIGHT SHINING LIE

SHEEHAN NEIL

VINTAGE. New. 7.99 x 5.16 cm.

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

Sheehan, Neil

New York: Random House, 1988. 861p., b/w illus., dj.

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

Sheehan, Neil

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

Sheehan, Neil

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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Price: $29.70