Fourteen years in the making, this story of a man and a war is so mesmerizing and monumentalze winner, is scheduled to appear on "Good Morning ...Show synopsisFourteen years in the making, this story of a man and a war is so mesmerizing and monumentalze winner, is scheduled to appear on "Good Morning America" this fall. The New Yorker will feature this book in three installments this summer. 16 pages of photos, maps.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine. No marks or creasing; Slight rubbing shelf-wear; slight...Fine. No marks or creasing; Slight rubbing shelf-wear; slight age-spotting on edges; pages clean. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 861 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine. No dust jacket as issued. GIFT-ABLE AS FEELS NEW, GLOSSY,...Fine. No dust jacket as issued. GIFT-ABLE AS FEELS NEW, GLOSSY, TIGHT, pages crisp and clean, not a mark, NEAR FINE (hard to find signs of being read, shades of beginning crease cover) AS SHOWN THIS COPY; GIFT-ABLE USED. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 861 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 4185 4185-Neil Sheehan's monumental bestselling account of the Vietnam War, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and the National Book Award. This tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment, and disillusionment in Vietnam. 16-page photo insert.
Description:As New. 6" x 9" 860 Pages Indexed. Some very minor cover edge...As New. 6" x 9" 860 Pages Indexed. Some very minor cover edge wear and shelf scuffs. 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. From the Book: At first glance he appeared a runty man. He stood five feet eight inches and weighed 150 pounds. An unusual physical stamina and an equally unusual assertiveness more than compensated for this shortness of stature. His constitution was extraordinary. It permitted him to turn each day into two days for an ordinary man. He required onl four hours of sleep in normal times and could function effectively with two hours of sleep for extended periods. He could, and routinely did, put in two eigdht-hour working days in every twenty-four and still had half a working day in which to relax and amuse himself. Vann had no physical fear. He made a habit of frequently spending the night at South Vietnamese militia outposts and survived a number of assaults against these little isolated forts of brick and sandbag blockhouses and mud walls, taking up a rifle to help the militiamen repel the atack. He drove roads that no one else would drive, to prove they could be driven, and in the process drove with slight injury through several ambushes. He landed his helicopter at district capitals and fortified camps in the midst of assaults to assist the defenders, ignoring the shelling and the antiaircraft machine guns, defying the enemy gunners to kill him. In the course of the decade he acquired a reputation for invulneratility. Time and again he took risks that killed other men and always survived. The odds, he said, did not apply to him. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and The...
Description:Very Good. No Jacket Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ND on title...Very Good. No Jacket Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ND on title page. A paperback soft bound in publisher's illustrated stiff paper covers. 861 numbered pages. Corners have moderate wear. SOme other edges lightly rubbed. Otherwise a solid, tight, clean, complete copy with clean internals.
Description:Good. No dust jacket as issued. clean text, crease in corner of...Good. No dust jacket as issued. clean text, crease in corner of front cover, softcover edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 861 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Extra Large Trade Paper. Good/No Jacket. GTPB-pp861 no dj, pages...Extra Large Trade Paper. Good/No Jacket. GTPB-pp861 no dj, pages neat and tight. Photographs/maps. John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.
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