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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Paperback – September 19, 1989

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  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (September 19, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679724141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679724148
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.8 x 8 inches
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