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

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Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. He was soon appalled by the South Vietnamese troops' unwillingness to fight, by their random slaughter of civilians and by the arrogance and corruption of the US military. He flouted his supervisors and leaked his sharply pessimistic - and, as it turned out, accurate - assessments to the US press corps in Saigon. Among them was Sheehan, who became fascinated by the angry Vann, ...

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam 2009, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679643616

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam 1998, Pimlico, London

ISBN-13: 9780712666565

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A: Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann & America in Vietnam 1990, Random House Value Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780517055977

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam 1989, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679724148

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