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Neil Sheehan
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Neil Sheehan is the author of A Bright Shining Lie, which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1989. 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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The Battle of Ap Bac

Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $0.99

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A Bright Shining Lie
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $35.00

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, renowned journalist Neil Sheehan tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann–“the one irreplaceable American in Vietnam”–and of the tragedy that destroyed that country and the lives... Read more >
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A Bright Shining Lie
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 1989
Price: $19.95

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

In 1962, when he went to Vietnam, Lieutenant Colonel John P. Vann was 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... Read more >
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A Bright Shining Lie
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.99

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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $12.99

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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
Written by Neil Sheehan


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.95

In this long-awaited history, Neil Sheehan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, describes the US-Soviet arms race through the story of the colorful and visionary American Air Force officer, Bernard Schriever.

This never-before-told story details Schriever’s quest to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, and describes... Read more >
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