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Neil Sheehan

AKA Cornelius Mahoney Sheehan

Born: 27-Oct-1936
Birthplace: Holyoke, MA
Died: 7-Jan-2021
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Parkinson's

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Bright Shining Lie

Military service: US Army (1959-62)

Father: Cornelius Joseph Sheehan (dairy farmer)
Mother: Mary O'Shea
Wife: Susan Sachsel (author, until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Catherine Sheehan Bruno
Daughter: Maria Sheehan

    University: BA, Harvard University (1958)

    The New York Times Correspondent 1964+
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1988 for A Bright Shining Lie
    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1989 for A Bright Shining Lie
    Pentagon Papers Broke the story from Daniel Ellsberg's papers

    The Vietnam War (17-Sep-2017)
    Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (14-Sep-2004) · Himself

Author of books:
The Arnheiter Affair (1972, history)
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988, biography)
After the War was Over: Hanoi and Saigon (1992, travelogue)
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon (2009, biography)

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