The Spy Who Loved Us

The Spy Who Loved Us

The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An's Dangerous Game

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the life of this skillful journalist and spy who acted as a double agent, providing valuable information to the reporters covering the Vietnam War and keeping his secret until the day he died.

Perseus Publishing
Time correspondent, Communist spy: the haunting portrait of a double life, during and after the Vietnam war.

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.



Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586484095
1586484095
Characteristics: xviii, 297 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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