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A Bright Shining Lie - John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam-logo

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

Neil Sheehan

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time-the definitive Vietnam War exposé. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise 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 decried. 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.

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time-the definitive Vietnam War exposé. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise 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 decried. 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.
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time-the definitive Vietnam War exposé. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise 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 decried. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

35h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:00


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:53


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:29


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:26


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:14


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:25


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:54


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:51


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:15


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:24


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:00


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:07


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:21


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:55


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:27


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:42


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:04


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:10


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:46


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:06


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:39


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:31


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:16


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:31


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:31


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:46


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:58


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:08


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:18


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:06


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:04


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:57


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:12


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:50


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:53


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:58


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:38


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:32


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:24


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:23


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:10


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:07


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:36


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:32


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:49


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:08


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:43


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:45


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:11


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:41


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:24


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:56


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:29


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:17


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:39


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:18


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:45


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:41


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:35


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:15


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:42


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:51


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:27


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:22


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:15


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:45


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:59


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:43


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:47


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:33


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:06


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:29


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:06


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:27


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:55


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:35


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:25

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