Once Upon a Distant War by William Prochnau
David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett--Young War Correspondents and Their Early Vietnam Battles

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Once Upon a Distance War tells the stories of such young Vietnam war correspondents as Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, and David Halberstam, providing a riveting chronicle of high adventure and brutal slapstick, gallantry and cynicism, as well as a vital addition to the history they shaped. "Prochnau . . . tells a Vietnam story we haven't heard before. . . . Complex, witty, and humane."--Tobias Wolff. of photos.


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Published November 7, 1995 by Crown. 546 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The early years of American involvement in Vietnam unfold in this well-written study of the war correspondents who made it their beat.

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Journalist Prochnau tells of the young and skeptical correspondents who helped focus attention on Vietnam during the early years of America's military involvement there.

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By concentrating on early battles covered by a brilliant corps of young U.S. war correspondents, Prochnau, former Washington Post national correspondent, provides a clear, new perspective of the tragedy of Vietnam--both militarily and diplomatically.

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“With someexceptions,” Hammond notes, “the military and the news media were enemies.” Forced to remain in Vietnam after Americansociety had repudiated the war, many in the military “fixed their anger upon the most visible element of society that appeared tohave rejected them, the press, rather th...

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