A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Sheehan Neil
Автор: Sheehan, Neil Название: Bright Shining Lie ISBN: 0712666567 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780712666565 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2244 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Lt Colonel John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, but soon became appalled by the slaughter, leaking his pessimistic assessments to the US press corps in Saigon. Neil Sheehan was among them, and became fascinated by the angry Vann, befriended him, and followed his tragic and reckless career.
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Автор: Sheehan, Neil Название: A Bright Shining Lie ISBN: 0679724141 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679724148 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1436 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse 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 decired. He died believing that the war had been won. In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, a renowned journalist tells the story of John Vann--"the one irreplaceable American in Vietnam"--and of the tragedy that destroyed a country and squandered so much of America's young manhood and resources.