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My Father the Spy An Investigative Memoir

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ISBN-10: 0060510366

ISBN-13: 9780060510367

Edition: N/A

Authors: John H. Richardson

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As his father nears death in his retirement home in Mexico, John H. Richardson begins to unravel a life filled with drama and secrecy. John Sr. was a CIA "chief of station" on some of the hottest assignments of the Cold War, from the back alleys of occupied Vienna to the jungles of the Philippines-and especially Saigon, where he became a pivotal player in the turning point of the Vietnam War: the overthrow of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem. As John Jr. and his sister came of age in exotic postings across the world, they struggled to accommodate themselves to their driven, distant father, and their conflict opens a window on the tumult of the sixties and Vietnam. Through the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

John H. Richardson is a writer-at-large for Esquire and the author of In the Little World and The Viper's Club . His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the O. Henry Prize Stories collection. He lives in Katonah, New York.