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A Bright Shining Lie

Annotation
Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awards
1988  National Book Awards
1989  Pulitzer Prize

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Political
War
Biography
TopicsVietnam War
Soldiers
American military history
Military policy (United States)
U.S. Army
American history
SettingVietnam