Neil Sheehan Family
Neil Sheehan (full names, Cornelius Mahoney Sheehan) is an American journalist. As a reporter for The New York Times in 1971, Sheehan obtained the classified Pentagon Papers from Daniel Ellsberg. His series of articles revealed a secret United States Department of Defense history of the Vietnam War and led to a US Supreme Court case, New York Times Co. v. The United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971), when the United States government unsuccessfully attempted to halt publication.
Neil Sheehan Biography
He received a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his 1988 book A Bright Shining Lie, about the life of Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann and the United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
Neil Sheehan Age
Sheehan was born on October 27, 1936, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States and died January 7, 2021.
Neil Sheehan Family
Neil was born to Cornelius Joseph Sheehan (father) who worked as a dairy farmer and Mary O’Shea (mother) who was a house wife.
Neil Sheehan Wife
Neil was married to Susan Sheehan who is an Austrian-born American writer. They lived in Washington, DC. Born in Vienna, Austria, she won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fictional in 1983 for her book is There No Place on Earth for me? Portions of the book were published in The New Yorker for which she has written frequently since 1961 as a staff writer. Her work as a contributing writer has also appeared in The New York Times and Architectural Digest.
Neil Sheehan Children
The couple had two daughters
Neil Sheehan Height
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Neil Sheehan Salary
Neil earned an estimated salary of around $50k to $100k per year.
Neil Sheehan Net Worth
Neil is said to have had an estimated net worth of $68 Million. Noted, Neil’s primary income source is Journalism, Currently, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary, etc. We will update soon.
Neil Sheehan A Bright Shining Lie
This is a book by Neil, about killed in action U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann and the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. Sheehan was awarded the 1988 National Book Award for Nonfictional and the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book. It was adapted as a film of the same name released by HBO in 1998, starring Bill Paxton and Amy Madigan.
Neil Sheehan Vietnam War
Neil was the character in director Steven Spielberg’s award-winning new film The Post. He revealed to the nation and the world that the war in Vietnam was built upon what he would later call a decades-long, “bright, shining lie.”
Historians and news reporters have revered him for decades, but thanks to The Post movie the general public is getting reacquainted with the courageous Irish American who went eye to eye with Richard Nixon and the United States Supreme Court to change the nation’s history.
Neil Sheehan Awards
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction- 1989. A Bright Shining Lie
National Book Award For Nonfiction- 1988. A Bright Shining Lie
Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US, and Canada- 1973
Ambassador Book Award for American Studies- 1989
Neil Sheehan Record Label
This is an independent metal/rock label originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Its roster of artists includes Emarosa and Black Veil Brides. The company’s CEO and Owner is Neil Sheehan.
- Chin Up, Kid
- Come Clean
- Hang Tight
- I, The Dreamer
- If Not for Me
- Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost
- Leaders And Kings
- Light the Fire
Neil Sheehan The Post Movie
This is an American historical political thriller film which is directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. Set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.
The film premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2017, and went into limited release in the United States on December 22, 2017. It entered wide release on January 12, 2018, and grossed $179 million worldwide.
The film received positive reviews: critics praised the performances—particularly those of Streep, Hanks, and Odenkirk—and the film’s references and allusions to the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. The Post was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017 and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by Time and the American Film Institute.
Neil Sheehan Pentagon Papers Story
Pentagon Papers are papers that contain a history of the U.S. role in Indochina from World War II until May 1968 and that were commissioned in 1967 by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They were turned over to The New York Times by Daniel Ellsberg, a senior research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies.
The Times—joined by The Washington Post, which also was in possession of the documents—fought the order through the courts for the next 15 days, during which time publication of the series was suspended. On June 30, 1971, in what is regarded as one of the most significant prior-restraint cases in history, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6–3 decision freed the newspapers to resume publishing the material. The court held that the government had failed to justify restraint of publication.
The Pentagon Papers revealed that the Harry S. Truman administration gave military aid to France in its colonial war against the communist-led Viet Minh, thus directly involving the United States in Vietnam.
The papers were subsequently published in book form as The Pentagon Papers (1971). However, the leaked documents were incomplete, and certain portions remained classified until 2011 when the full study was released to the public.