A Bright Shining Lie

  • by Neil Sheehan
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • 35 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sheehan's tragic biography of John Paul Vann is also a sweeping history of America's seduction, entrapment and disillusionment in Vietnam.


What the Critics Say

"If there is one book that captures the Vietnam war in the sheer Homeric scale of its passion and folly, this is it." ( The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very interesting.

This is an important audiobook to listen to if you have any interest in the Vietnam War. Robertson Dean read it excellently, as usual, with only a couple of mispronunciations (primmer instead of primer and other trivial errors).
John Vann was THE Vietnam expert, and the book also exposes what drove him and his difficult childhood.
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- Roger

Not Americas Finest Hour

A real eye opener to the incompetence of the American military machine, its leaders, men and President. The lies told to justify the war, the collusion of the media in the lie and peoples blind acceptance of the lie. The war crimes committed by Americans and the use of chemical weapons on civilians.. A disgrace from start to the humiliation for America at the end. A must read to understand Americas military mind set, even now.
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- Kompani

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio