Prochnau's book is an illuminating account of the early years of American involvement in Vietnam, and of the war correspondents who made it their beat. "In the beginning," Prochnau writes, "it was such a nice little war," an exotic campaign of spies and intrigue that brought out the Hemingway in a small army of reporters eager to make their names---among them present-day CNN correspondent Peter Arnett, New York Times correspondent David Halberstam, and wire reporter Neil Sheehan, author of A Bright Shining Lie. When that nice little war turned ugly, many of these reporters became firm opponents of American involvement in Vietnam, disillusioned by official lies and delusions. Prochnau's anecdote-rich account of the work of these brave men and women, which often reads like something straight out of Graham Greene, is altogether fascinating. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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A magnificent look at the intrepid reporters of the early years in Viet Nam. Pochnau beautifully captures the persona of each reporter from the brawling Arnett to the obsessed... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kris Bachmann
Superb. Great book. Urge anybody who is interested in Vietnam to read it.Vital reading.Published 11 months ago by Jackie Thibault
This is either the Number 1 or Number Two book I have ever read! If we only knew. . . . Kennedy obviously inherited whatever Ike had on his plate and unfortunately "the best... Read morePublished 12 months ago by lidz
Whether you are a student of journalism or government, a Vietnam history buff or have an interest in war correspondents, this is the book for you. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mr. Modest
A long book but I didn't want it to end. The author's voice is absolutely trustworthy and he's a skilled writer. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by C. Kent Anderson
The inside story of what the war correspondents endured in Vietnam, fighting deliberate obfuscation, obstacles and physical threats to speak truth to power in challenging the... Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by vj cruise
It's probably impossible to count the number of books written about the Vietnam War, but this one easily stands out as one of the best. Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by AcornMan
I enjoyed this book. The writing is straight forward and I would say "blue collar." I intend that to be a compliment. Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by Richard E. Noble