“I set out to write a normal-length book in a few years time, but Vann turned out to be the most extraordinarily complicated man I ever met,” Mr. Sheehan, 81, said from his Washington home. “I never thought I wouldn’t finish the book, but it was extremely draining.”A poor Irish farm boy from Holyoke, Mass., Mr. Sheehan first went to Vietnam in 1962 for United Press International. He soon befriended Vann, a distinguished veteran of the Korean War serving as an adviser to the South Vietnamese Army.
While it may not be as well-known as the North Pole, Whoville, or Bedford Falls, for Muppet aficionados, no holiday season is complete without a trip to Frogtown Hollow. It’s the rural home of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” the television special created by Muppet visionary Jim Henson that celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. In 1976, following the first season of “The Muppet Show,” Henson was riding high.
Last April, the Monday after the Jets traded up to draft Mark Sanchez, just up the block from the Roosevelt Avenue taco wagons, their new quarterback got a huge ovation before throwing out the first pitch (a high fastball) at Citi Field. It was a public coming out party, and a savvy one, as Mets and Jets fans tend to share the same brains. No matter their baseball allegiances, Jets fans of all stripes are hoping that the cocksure Southern California kid becomes the 21st-century Joe Namath.
For @nytimes I talked to Neil and Susan Sheehan--and members of the Vann family--about the masterful "A Bright Shining Lie," 30th anniversary this year. (Yes, I read every word of it.) http://nyti.ms/2Dg65Vw
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".