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Download Perfect Spy reader Ó The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An Ñ Join or create book clubs º [Download] ➶ Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent Author Join or create book clubs Orts were so accurate that General Giap joked We are now in the US war roomIn Perfect Spy Larry Berman who An considered his official American biographer chronicles the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth centurys most fascinating spie This is a really informative and interesting account of part of the Vietnam warI was recommended it by a local who was there in Saigon

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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 CIAs William Colby and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdalenot to men This well written book tells the story of one of the most fascinating real life characters ever If you like history with a bit of mystery you'll love this I give it five stars and two thumbs upSpoiler AlertIn early 1953 in the southernmost province of Vietnam the legendary Le Duc Tho presided over a ceremony in which Pham Xuan An the subject of this riveting story became a member of the Communist Party Shortly afterward the Party determined An's career They realized he had the intellect and disposition to become a first rate spy For many years to come An would lead a brilliant double lifeAs author Larry Berman explains in the early 1950s the leaders of the Communist Party fully realized that the United States was in the process of replacing the French colonialists in Vietnam To the US in spite of American propaganda Vietnam was never about the Vietnamese people It was always about Cold War containment and the incredible task of keeping all of the dominoes in Southeast Asia standing straightFor their part many of the Vietnamese people had no interest in being told by the French or the Americans that they would not be allowed to determine their own national future As they had with the French the Vietnamese would do everything they could to resist the Americans Secretly Pham Xuan An and his network would become a powerful component of that resistanceIn 1957 An came to Orange Coast College in California where he learned English became acuainted with American culture and developed many contacts in the US He even worked for the college newspaper where he made several new friends Upon returning to Vietnam An was at first uite nervous Living in Saigon he wondered would he be suspected and arrested? Once he settled down An began to develop relationships with important Americans and high ranking leaders within the South Vietnamese government In the years to come An worked for the Reuters news service the New York Herald Tribune and eventually for Time magazine All along he was one of Hanoi's most valuable informants He didn't have to steal information It was freely discussed and shared with him by people who considered An a colleague and friendIn short Pham Xuan An may have been one of the greatest con men and informants ever For many years he lived as both a first rate journalist in Saigon working for American news outlets and also as a hero of the Communist government headuartered in Hanoi

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Perfect Spy The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist AgentTion 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 rep An amazing story that proves the adage Truth is stranger than fictionWell researched and gives a totally new view of the war in Vietnamreads like a thrilleractually is a thriller