Perfect Spy The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan an, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent

ISBN-10: 0060888393
ISBN-13: 9780060888398
Edition: N/A
Authors: Larry Berman
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Description: During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale--not to  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale--not to mention the most influential members of the South Vietnamese government and army. None of them ever guessed that he was also providing strategic intelligence to Hanoi, smuggling invisible ink messages into the jungle inside egg rolls. His early reports were so accurate that General Giap joked, "We are now in the U.S. war room." In "Perfect Spy," Larry Berman, who An considered his official American biographer, chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating spies.

Prologue: "I Can Die Happy Now"
Hoa Binh: Spy and Friend
The Apprenticeship of a Spy
California Dreaming
The Emergence of a Dual Life
From Time to Tet
The Blurring of Roles: April 1975
In His Father's Shadow
Epilogue: An Extraordinary Double Life
Acknowledgments
Note on Sources
Notes
Index

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