ᗱ What is text A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam pdf ᛇ ePUB Author Neil Sheehan 쩓 ᗱ What is text A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam pdf ᛇ ePUB Author Neil Sheehan 쩓 from The Funeral It was a funeral to which they all came They gathered in the red brick chapel beside the cemetery gate Six gray horses were hitched to a caisson that would carry the coffin to the grave A marching band was ready An honor guard from the Army s oldest regiment, the regiment whose rolls reached back to the Revolution, was also formed in ranks before the white Georgian portico of the chapel The soldiers were in full dress, dark blue trimmed with gold, the colors of the Union Army, which had safeguarded the integrity of the nation The uniform was unsuited to the warmth and humidity of this Friday morning in the early summer of Washington, but this state funeral was worthy of the discomfort John Paul Vann, the soldier of the war in Vietnam, was being buried at Arlington on June 16, 1972 The war had already lasted longer than any other in the nation s history and had divided America than any conflict since the Civil War In this war without heroes, this man had been the one compelling figure The intensity and distinctiveness of his character and the courage and drama of his life had seemed to sum up so many of the qualities Americans admired in themselves as a people By an obsession, by an unyielding dedication to the war, he had come to personify the American endeavor in Vietnam He had exemplified it in his illusions, in his good intentions gone awry, in his pride, in his will to win Where others had been defeated or discouraged over the years, or had become disenchanted and had turned against the war, he had been undeterred in his crusade to find a way to redeem the unredeemable, to lay hold of victory in this doomed enterprise At the end of a decade of struggle to prevail, he had been killed one night a week earlier when his helicopter had Kontum, an offensive by the North Vietnamese Army which had threatened to bring the Vietnam venture down in defeat Those who had assembled to see John Vann to his grave reflected the divisions and the wounds that the war had inflicted on American society At the same time they had, almost every one, been touched by this man Some had come because they had admired him and shared his cause even now some because they had parted with him along the way, but still thought of him as a friend some because they had been harmed by him, but cherished him for what he might have been Although the war was to continue for nearly another three years with no dearth of dying in Vietnam, many at Arlington on that June morning in 1972 sensed that they were burying with John Vann the war and the decade of Vietnam With Vann dead, the rest could be no than a postscript He had gone to Vietnam at the beginning of the decade, in March 1962, at the age of thirty seven, as an Army lieutenant colonel, volunteering to serve as senior advisor to a South Vietnamese infantry division in the Mekong Delta south of Saigon The war was still an adventure then The previous December, President John F Kennedy had committed the arms of the United States to the task of suppressing a Communist led rebellion and preserving South Vietnam as a separate state governed by an American sponsored regime in Saigon. Masterly One of the few brilliant histories of the American entanglement in Vietnam The New York Times A brilliant work of enormous substance and ambition In telling one man s story A Bright Shining Lie sets out to define the fatal contradictions that lost America the war in Vietnam It belongs to the same order of merit as Dispatches, The Best and the Brightest, and Fire in the Lake Robert Stone, Washington Post Book World A compelling, graphic, and deeply sensitive biography and one of the few brilliant histories of the American enthanglement in Vietnam Sheehan s skillful weaving of anecdote and history, of personal memoir and psychological profile, give the book the sense of having been written by a novelist, journalist, and scholar all rolled up into one David Shipler, The New York Times If there is one book that catpures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale of its passion and folly, this book is it Neil Sheehan orchestrates a great fugue evoking all the elements of the war Ronald Steel, The New York Times Book Review An unforgettable narrative, a chronicle grand enough to suit the crash and clangors of whole armies A Bright Shining Lie is a very great piece of work its rewards are aesthetic and almost spiritual The New York Review of Books Enormous power full of great accomplishments Neil Sheehan has written not only the best book ever about Vietnam, but the timeliest Newsweek It is difficult to believe that anyone will write a gripping or important book on America s war in Vietnam than A Bright Shining Lie, a towering book that has been 16 years in the making Sheehan shows, perhaps convincingly than anyone else who has written on the subject, that our intervention in Vietnam was in fact a terrible blunder, damaging to America and devastating to the Vietnamese and the other people of Indochina a mistake as tragic as it was unnecessary Detroit News A Bright Shining Lie is than a biography It is also a compelling and clear hstiroy of U.S involvement in 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