Neil Sheehan

Neil Sheehan was an American journalist and author known for his work on the Pentagon Papers and his book 'A Bright Shining Lie,' which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. He was a Vietnam War correspondent for United Press International and The New York Times, and his reporting and writing were significant in shaping public understanding of the Vietnam War.


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  1. 1. A Bright Shining Lie

    "A Bright Shining Lie" is a detailed account of the Vietnam War through the eyes of a charismatic and controversial American military advisor. The book provides an in-depth examination of the war, delving into the complex political and military strategies, the culture of corruption and deceit, and the impact on both Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers. The narrative also explores the protagonist's personal life, including his troubled marriage and his eventual disillusionment with the war. The book is not just a biography, but a critical analysis of the American involvement in Vietnam.