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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Prochnau's Once Upon a Distant War (Times Books, New York, 1995, $27.50) is subtitled "Young War Correspondentsand the Early Vietnam Battle" and covers part of the same time period as the first volume of Hammond's official history, PublicAffairs: The Military and the Media 1962-1968 (reviewed in ...

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