A Bright Shining Lie, Part 2

Mr. Sheehan gave five 30-minute interviews about his book. The second interview was titled “America in Vietnam.”
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Mr. Sheehan gave five 30-minute interviews about his book. The second interview was titled “America in Vietnam.”

Neil Sheehan won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, his biography of Lt. Colonel John Paul Vann, published by Random House. Vann was a field adviser in Vietnam when U.S. involvement was just beginning. He was disillusioned by the corruption in the South Vietnamese regime, and when his superiors wouldn’t listen to him, he briefed reporters such as Sheehan secretly. Through the biography of Vann, Sheehan gives a broad history of the war in Vietnam. close

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A Bright Shining Lie, Part 2

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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 18, 1988
Last Aired:
Nov 7, 2007

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  • Oct 18, 1988 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 19, 1988 | 1:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 23, 1988 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 2000 | 3:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2007 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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