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BOX 1-25 Vann-Sheehan Vietnam War Collection: Bright Shining Lie, 1963-1993
Drafts by Sheehan for A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam with supporting files of correspondence, outlines, excerpts, photographs, records of sources, and working files of notes and documentation.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material or subject.
BOX 1Book text
Drafts
First
Chapter 1, "The Funeral," 1976
Chapter 2, "The Beginning," undated
Chapter 3, "A Battle and a Resignation," undated
(2 folders)
Chapter 5, "The Boy and His Origins; The Man and His Times"
Notes, queries, and revisions, 1979-1980, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 2 (3 folders)
Text, 1977, undated
(5 folders)
BOX 3Notes on Robert Loomis's comments, 1976
Second
Chapter 1, "The Funeral," undated
Chapter 2, "The Beginning"
Notes, 1979, undated
Text, undated
Chapter 3, "Antecedents to a Confrontation"
Notes, 1978-1980, undated
Partial text, undated
Chapter 4, "The Battle of Ap Bac"
Notes, undated
Text, undated
Chapter 5, "Taking on the System"
Notes and revisions, 1977, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 4 (2 folders)
Queries, 1972-1978, undated
Text, undated
(2 folders)
Comments of Robert Loomis and Robert Lescher, 1979
Third
[Introduction], "The Funeral," 1981
Editing notes, 1986, undated
Fact checking and revisions, undated
Queries, undated
Text, undated
Book I, "Going to War"
Editing notes, 1988, undated
Queries and revisions, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 5 (1 folder)
Text, undated
(2 folders)
Book II, "Antecedents to a Confrontation"
Editing notes, 1987-1988, undated
BOX 6Fact checking, notes, and revisions, undated
Further revisions, 1982, undated
Queries, 1980, undated
Text, undated
Book III, "The Battle of Ap Bac"
Editing notes, 1986-1988, undated
Queries and revisions, undated
Text, undated
Book IV, "Taking on the System"
Editing notes, 1987-1988, undated
Fact checking, undated
Final changes, undated
Further revisions, 1982, undated
Queries, undated
Revisions, undated
Text, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 7 (1 folder)
Book V, "Antecedents to the Man"
Catalog of interviews, undated
Critiques and comments, 1982
Editing notes, 1987-1988, undated
Fact checking and revisions, undated
Further revisions, undated
(2 folders)
Notes, 1981-1982, undated
Text, undated
BOX 8Book VI, "A Second Time Around"
Critiques and comments, 1984
Editing notes, 1987, undated
Fact checking, undated
Further revisions, 1975-1983, undated
Revisions, undated
Schematics, 1983, undated
Text, undated
Book VII, "John Vann Stays"
Critiques and comments, 1986
Editing notes, 1987, undated
Fact checking, undated
Further revisions, 1984-1987
(2 folders)
BOX 9Notes, 1984-1986, undated
(2 folders)
Research tasks, undated
Text, undated
(2 folders)
Fourth (final), 1987
[Introduction], "The Funeral"
Book I, "Going to War"
BOX 10Book II, "Antecedents to a Confrontation"
Book III, "The Battle of Ap Bac"
Book IV, "Taking on the System"
Book V, "Antecedents to the Man"
Book VI, "A Second Time Around"
Book VII, "John Vann Stays"
(1 folder)
BOX 11 (1 folder)
Galleys, 1988
Author's
(6 folders)
BOX 12Master
(6 folders)
Last-minute corrections, 1988
Preliminary sections and back matter
Acknowledgments, undated
Bibliography, 1972-1988, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 13 (1 folder)
Footnotes, undated
(2 folders)
Index, 1988
(3 folders)
Interview lists, undated
Miscellaneous, 1987-1988
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