After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon

After the War Was Over: Hanoi and Saigon

by Neil Sheehan
     
 

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Bright Shining Lie revisits the scene of his magisterial account of the war in Vietnam and reveals the country that is just beginning to emerge from the war's ashes.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Bright Shining Lie revisits the scene of his magisterial account of the war in Vietnam and reveals the country that is just beginning to emerge from the war's ashes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One-time war correspondent Sheehan offers a brief, thoughtful account of Vietnam as he found it upon a return visit in the summer of 1989. (Aug.) *CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Library Journal - Library Journal
Researching and writing the remarkable--and best-selling-- A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam ( LJ 9/15/88) took Sheehan 16 difficult years. Upon completion, he at last felt able to go back, in the summer of 1989, to the country he had last seen as a reporter covering the war. He describes conditions in north and south Vietnam, meets old friends, and interviews survivors from both sides. He relates his story, and theirs, within the context of the nation's history, the wartime and postwar experiences of its people, and his own life. Filled with insightful and informed observations, this brief book offers help toward understanding the past and breaking down the emotional and cultural barriers of the present. Sure to be popular in both public and academic libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 3/1/92.-- Kenneth W. Berger, Duke Univ. Lib., Durham, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679745075
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/1993
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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