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Neil Sheehan

Neil Sheehan was born on October 27, 1936 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA as Cornelius Mahoney Sheehan. He is a writer, known for A Bright Shining Lie (1998), Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) and Apostrophes (1975). See full bio »

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Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Himself - Author, Historian
Apostrophes Himself
The Vietnam War Himself - Journalist / Himself - Journalist UPI


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 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie) (book)
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 2017 The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Journalist / Himself - Journalist UPI
- A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973) (2017) ... Himself - Journalist
- The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970) (2017) ... Himself - Journalist
- Things Fall Apart (January-July 1968) (2017) ... Himself - Journalist
- The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) (2017) ... Himself - Journalist
- Riding the Tiger (1961-1963) (2017) ... Himself - Journalist UPI
 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author, 'A Bright Shining Lie'
- Peace with Honor (2015) ... Himself - Author, 'A Bright Shining Lie'
 2014 The Sixties (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author
- The War in Vietnam (2014) ... Himself - Author
 2007 David Halberstam: The Coldest Winter (Video short)
Himself - Interviewee
 2004 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (Documentary)
Himself - Author, Historian
 1995 Vietnam: Coming to Terms (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Vietnam War Journalist
 1990 Apostrophes (TV Series)
- Spécial États-Unis (1990) ... Himself
 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 11 April 1972 (1972) ... Himself - Guest

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "A Bright, Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam" (filmed as A Bright Shining Lie (1998)).

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

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Recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his 1988 book "A Bright Shining Lie." Sheehan's book inspired the TV film A Bright Shining Lie (1998) in which John Paul Vann was portrayed by Bill Paxton.

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