It seems so yesterday to reach back to “near-history”…the Cold War. It’s over. Why read about it? What could possibly matter? We could easily slip into a Nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Isn’t this a big waste of time?
Reading Neil Sheehan is never a waste of time. No matter the topic. What I can say, is that I have never read a non-fiction author more powerful, more stimulating than Neil Sheehan.
His Vietnam Tome:
It is a mesmerizing read about the single most important conflict of our lives. That is the lives of “baby-boomers”. Sheehan won a Pulitzer Prize for “A Bright and Shining Lie” And his reporting on the “Pentagon Papers” won the NY Times a “Pulitzer for public service”.
Relevant to Sheehan’s “Cold War” topic. ”