A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

"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.

The 2352nd greatest book of all time


Published
1988
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
861
Words
260,000
Original Language
English

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