Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End / Edition 25

Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End / Edition 25

by Frank Snepp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700612130

ISBN-13: 9780700612130

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
Widely regarded as a classic on the Vietnam War, Decent Interval provides a scathing critique of the CIA's role in and final departure from that conflict. Still the most detailed and respected account of America's final days in Vietnam, the book was written at great risk and ultimately at great sacrifice by an author who believed in…  See more details below

Overview

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
Widely regarded as a classic on the Vietnam War, Decent Interval provides a scathing critique of the CIA's role in and final departure from that conflict. Still the most detailed and respected account of America's final days in Vietnam, the book was written at great risk and ultimately at great sacrifice by an author who believed in the CIA's cause but was disillusioned by the agency's treacherous withdrawal, leaving thousands of Vietnamese allies to the mercy of an angry enemy. A quarter-century later, it remains a riveting and powerful testament to one of the darkest episodes in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700612130
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Anniversary
Pages:
634
Sales rank:
615,227
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Gloria Emerson

Preface to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Principle Cast of Characters

Part 1: First Rites

Homecoming

A Great Day

In Good Faith

Leaves from a Pocket Notebook

Son of Cease-Fire

Martin's Embassy

Nibblers and Anti-Nibblers

Fiscal Whores

Part 2: The Unraveling

Improvisatory Offensive

A Thousand Cuts

Hail-Fellow

Pyrrhic Victories

Blossoming Lotus

Light at the Top

Glass Mountain

Black Box

Cannonball to Papa Lima

Ides of March

Piece of My Tongue

Part 3: Collapse

Primary Responsibility

Limp Little Rags

The Bombing

Spotlighting

Eagle Pull

Discarded Luxury

Worst Case

Controlled Conditions

Panic Button

A Bargain Whose Day Has Passed

Secret Caller

Polarized Thinking

High-Class Chauffeur

Our Turn

They're in the Halls

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Postscript: Internal Hemorrhaging

CIA's Official Recommendation for Honor and Merit Award for Frank Snepp

Index

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