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Neil Sheehan (1936–2021)

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

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American journalist Cornelius Mahoney "Neil" Sheehan was born on October 27, 1936 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 1958 he received a B.A. from Harvard University. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962, Sheehan began working for the United Press International. Following a stint in the Tokyo näytä lisää bureau he worked as a bureau chief covering the Vietnam War for two years. Sheehan joined The New York Times in 1964 and reported from Indonesia and again Vietnam before becoming the Pentagon correspondent in 1966. He began reporting on the White House in 1968. In 1971 Sheehan published in The New York Times controversial details from the classified Pentagon Papers regarding the war in Vietnam. The government lost the resulting case, New York Times Co. v. United States, in which it had tried to halt these actions. Sheehan has written several bestselling books. He won a non-fiction Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for A Bright Shining Lie, considered to be one of the best books ever written about the Vietnam War. It also won the 1988 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He has also published The Arnheiter Affair, After the War Was Over, and A Fiery Peace in a Cold War. Neil Sheehan died in Washington, D. C. on January 7, 2021 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Along with Dispatches by Michael Herr a complete history of the Vietnam War.
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Mark_Feltskog | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2023 |
Read this on audiobook from EWS to LS Co in 2020. Gave incredible insight on Vietnam War and gave much more perspective on the war that I did not previously know or understand. Recommend to anyone studying the Vietnam War.
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SDWets | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 6, 2023 |
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) is a book by Neil Sheehan, a former New York Times reporter, about U.S. Army lieutenant colonel John Paul Vann (killed in action) and the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.
John Paul Vann became an adviser to the Saigon regime in the early 1960s. He was an ardent critic of how the war was fought by the Saigon regime, which he viewed as corrupt and incompetent, and increasingly, on the part of the U.S. military. He was critical of the U.S. military command, especially under William Westmoreland and its inability to adapt to the fact that it was facing a popular guerrilla movement while backing a corrupt regime.… (lisätietoja)
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CalleFriden | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 17, 2023 |
Incredibly informative book about the Vietnam War, told in part through the experiences of Lt. Col. John Paul Vann, an early military advisor and advocate for a change in what ultimately proved to be a losing and costly war strategy. Neil Sheehan, a New York Times war correspondent, provides insights into the thoughts and policies of American and Vietnamese political and military leaders, and why the war failed to accomplish its intended outcome. It's NOT a bash-America book, and is respectful of the individual serviceman. There seems to be an eerie parallel to the political and military leadership of the initial phase of the Vietnam war and the leadership during the initial phases of the 2003 Iraq invasion. It'd be nice to think that the lessons of the book would be absorbed by our own political and military leaders of today.… (lisätietoja)
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rsutto22 | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 15, 2021 |



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