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." For more than twenty years, An lived a dangerous lie--and no one knew it because he was a master of both his jobs.

After the war, An was named a Hero of the People's Army and was promoted to general--one of only two intelligence officers to ever achieve that rank.

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. In doing so, he offers a new perspective on a war that continues to haunt us.

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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.

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subject_facet Espionage, North Vietnamese -- Vietnam (Republic), Journalists -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic) -- Biography, Phạm, Xuân ̂̉An, -- 1927-2006, Spies -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic) -- Biography, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Secret service -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic)
title_display Perfect spy : the incredible double life of Pham Xuan An, Time magazine reporter and Vietnamese communist agent
title_full Perfect Spy The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent, Perfect spy : the incredible double life of Pham Xuan An, Time magazine reporter and Vietnamese communist agent / Larry Berman
title_short Perfect spy :
title_sub the incredible double life of Pham Xuan An, Time magazine reporter and Vietnamese communist agent
topic_facet Espionage, North Vietnamese, History, Journalists, Nonfiction, Phạm, Xuân ̂̉An, Secret service, Spies, Vietnam War, 1961-1975