After Words with Larry Berman
Larry Berman talked about his book Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, ‘Time’ Magazine Reporter and… read more
Larry Berman talked about his book Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, ‘Time’ Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent, published by Collins Books. The author recounted An’s travels in the United States during the 1950s where he used his study of journalism as a cover while collecting information on the U.S. An would later return to Vietnam and report for Time magazine during the war, where he befriended American reporters such as David Halberstam. Throughout his time working amongst the American media An continued to send intelligence reports to the Viet Cong. The guest interviewer was Robert Kaiser, associate editor of The Washington Post.
Larry Berman is a political science professor at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of three prior books on Vietnam, including No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam.
Robert Kaiser was a Washington Post foreign correspondent in Saigon from 1969 to 1970. He is the author of six books, including The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril co-written with Leonard Downie, Jr. close
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