Title: The Spy Who Loved Us: The Vietnam War and ...
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
First printing. SIGNED and dated by Thomas Bass on the title page. The volume is lightly wrinkled at the spine ends and the bottom rear corner is gently bumped. The unclipped dust jacket (price is on the rear panel) has some very light edge wrinkling. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 15030211
Pham Xuan An was a brilliant journalist and an even better spy. A friend to all the legendary reporters who covered the Vietnam War, he was an invaluable source of news and a font of wisdom on all things Vietnamese. At the same time, he was a masterful double agent. An inspired shape-shifter who kept his cover in place until the day he died, Pham Xuan An ranks as one of the preeminent spies of the twentieth century.
When Thomas A. Bass set out to write the story of An?s remarkable career for The New Yorker, fresh revelations arrived daily during their freewheeling conversations, which began in 1992. But a good spy is always at work, and it was not until An?s death in 2006 that Bass was able to lift the veil from his carefully guarded story to offer up this fascinating portrait of a hidden life.
A masterful history that reads like a John le Carré thriller, The Spy Who Loved Us offers a vivid portrait of journalists and spies at war.
About the Author: Thomas A. Bass is the author of The Eudaemonic Pie, Vietnamerica, The Predictors, and other books. Cited by the Overseas Press Club for his foreign reporting, he is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Wired, Smithsonian, The New York Times, and other publications. He is Professor of English and Journalism at the State University of New York in Albany.
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