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Product picture for The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War by Neil Sheehan
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“The WikiLeaks of its day” (Time) is as relevant as ever to present-day American politics.

“The most significant leaks of classified material in American history.” –The Washington Post

Not Fake News! The basis for the 2018 film The Post by Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, The Pentagon Papers are a series of articles, documents, and studies examining the Johnson Administration’s lies to the public about the extent of US involvement in the Vietnam War,...
Book cover from A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time—the definitive Vietnam War exposé.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the...
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In March 1966, off the coast of Viet Nam, Lieutenant Commander Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter was releived of command of the destroyer escort U.S.S. Vance. He hadbeen her captain for ninety-nine days. The dispute over what happened aboard the Vance during those three months grew into one of the major controversies in the United States Navy in over a decade -- "The Arnheiter Affair." This is the engrossing story.
Book cover from A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
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When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in 1972, Vann had embraced the follies he once decired. He died believing that the war had been won. In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that...
Book cover from The Pentagon Papers. As Published by the New York Times by Neil Sheehan
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The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States; political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. This book is the definitive edition of the Pentagon Papers as published by The New York Times in 1971 interrupted by a temporary restraining order and 15 days of litigation culminating in the Supreme Court decision. To provide a...
Book cover from A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon by Neil Sheehan
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From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history–and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly work about Schriever’s quests to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, to penetrate and exploit space for America, and...
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Book cover from 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. "Enlightening . . . mesmerizing . . . luminously clear."--The New York Times.


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Book cover from Building A Community of Citizens: Civil Society in the 21st Century by Don Eberly
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This book explores the condition of American civil society, evaluates the forces―political, social, demographic, and global―that are operating upon it, and provides critical thinking on how to strengthen it in the decades ahead. Drawing from some of the country's leading thinkers, it looks candidly at the stress fractures on American society― issues such as the underclass, gender, family, and religion, and concludes with five philosophical perspectives: libertarian, populist,...