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Perfect Spy : The Incredible Double Life Of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter And Vietnamese Communist Agent - Larry Berman

Perfect Spy

The Incredible Double Life Of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter And Vietnamese Communist Agent

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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.

"Larry Berman in his book-insightful, overdue, an authentic 'Shock and Awe' story-deftly humanizes the contradictions in An's life" -- -Bernard Kalb
"Berman has done an excellent job. There's plenty here for both supporters and critics of the Vietnam War to ponder." -- Dan Southerland, former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Saigon
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR"A masterful job." -- Marvin Kalb
"Berman has unraveled the mystery of his strange double life in an engrossing narrative."--Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History and winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in history
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR"Carefully researched, authoritative, and highly readable."--Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR"A masterful job."--Marvin Kalb
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR "A marvelous piece of work."--Daniel Ellsberg
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR"Berman has delivered the coup de grace."--Townsend Hoopes
"Berman has done an excellent job... There's plenty here for both supporters and critics of the Vietnam War to ponder."--Dan Southerland, former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Saigon
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR"Highly readable, full of telling quoted from newly opened sources."--Walter Lafeber
"Larry Berman in his book--insightful, overdue, an authentic 'Shock and Awe' story--deftly humanizes the contradictions in An's life"---Bernard Kalb
Berman has done an excellent job There s plenty here for both supporters and critics of the Vietnam War to ponder. --Dan Southerland, former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Saigon"
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR A marvelous piece of work. --Daniel Ellsberg"
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON S WAR A masterful job. --Marvin Kalb"
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON S WAR Berman has delivered the coup de grace. --Townsend Hoopes"
Larry Berman in his bookinsightful, overdue, an authentic Shock and Awe storydeftly humanizes the contradictions in An s life ---Bernard Kalb"
Berman has unraveled the mystery of his strange double life in an engrossing narrative. --Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History and winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in history"
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR Carefully researched, authoritative, and highly readable. --Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History"
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON S WAR Highly readable, full of telling quoted from newly opened sources. --Walter Lafeber"
A remarkable blend of biography, history, and personal experience... Highly recommended. ---A.O. Edmonds--Library Journal"
Larry Berman in his book insightful, overdue, an authentic Shock and Awe story deftly humanizes the contradictions in An s life ---Bernard Kalb"
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR-Carefully researched, authoritative, and highly readable.---Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR-Highly readable, full of telling quoted from newly opened sources.---Walter Lafeber
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR -A marvelous piece of work.---Daniel Ellsberg
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR-A masterful job.---Marvin Kalb
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR-Berman has delivered the coup de grace.---Townsend Hoopes
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR "Highly readable, full of telling quoted from newly opened sources."--Walter Lafeber
"A remarkable blend of biography, history, and personal experience... Highly recommended." ---A.O. Edmonds--Library Journal
Praise for NO PEACE NO HONOR "Carefully researched, authoritative, and highly readable."--Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR "A masterful job."--Marvin Kalb
Praise for LYNDON JOHNSON'S WAR "Berman has delivered the coup de grace."--Townsend Hoopes

Prologue: "I Can Die Happy Now"p. 1
Hoa Binh: Spy and Friendp. 21
The Apprenticeship of a Spyp. 51
California Dreamingp. 83
The Emergence of a Dual Lifep. 115
From Time to Tetp. 155
The Blurring of Roles: April 1975p. 191
In His Father's Shadowp. 229
Epilogue: An Extraordinary Double Lifep. 267
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
Note on Sourcesp. 289
Notesp. 291
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780060888398
ISBN-10: 0060888393
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th May 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26