They Marched Into Sunlight

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They Marched Into Sunlight
They Marched into Sunlight.jpg
Second edition cover
AuthorDavid Maraniss
CountryUnited States
GenreVietnam, War, Historical Nonfiction
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
September 28, 2004
Media typeHardcover and Trade Paperback

They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 is a 2004 book written by David Maraniss. The book centers around the Battle of Ong Thanh and a protest at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2004,[1] and won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize that same year.

Individuals mentioned[edit]

Television documentary[edit]

The 2005 documentary film, Two Days in October, was based on this book, and produced as part of the PBS series American Experience during season 18.[2] It won a Peabody Award.[3] In the UK, it was also broadcast by BBC Four as How Vietnam was Lost, as part of the channel's Storyville series.[4]

Film adaptation[edit]

At one point, both Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman had the rights for making a feature film version of Maraniss's book.[citation needed] Their production company Playtone was very interested in having Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) direct the film.



  1. ^ "2004 Pulitzer Prizes".
  2. ^ "American Experience | Two Days in October". PBS. October 17, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  3. ^ 65th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2006.
  4. ^ How Vietnam was Lost 2005 Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine

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