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Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam.

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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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Mark Carroll, September 18, 2006 (view all comments by Mark Carroll)
This is one of the best books on the Vietnam War. This history is intertwinned with the life of John Paul Vann, a US military advisor. Vann was very outspoken in his views about how the war was being fought and would ultimately be lost if tactics didn't change.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724148
Author:
Sheehan, Neil
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Soldados
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
United States - Officers
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
1938-1939
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.15 x 1.8 in 1.8 lb

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