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Palace File, The -- The Remarkable Story of the Secret Letters from Nixon and Ford to the President of South Vietnam and the American Promises That Were Never Kept

Hung, Nguyen Tien and Schecter, Jerrold L.

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ISBN 10: 0060156406 / ISBN 13: 9780060156404
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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".an intimate, inside account of the South Vietnamese-American relationship, a tale of misplaced trust and self-deception on a personal level, and great power politics and betrayal on the highest plane of statesmanship." Schecter is the former diplomatic editor of Time Magazine and veteran foreign correspondent; Nguyen Tien Hung was a professor economics in the US and a special envoy to the US in the waning days, entrusted with correspondence from Presidetns Nixon and FOrd to Viet Pres Nguyen Van Thieu that are the sources for some of the authoritative reporting in this book. Indispensable to historians, foreign policy scholars, diplomats, students of international relations and a fascinating read for general readers. Bookseller Inventory # 091120

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Title: Palace File, The -- The Remarkable Story of ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Edition: First Edition, First Printing, INSCRIBED

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Hung, Nguyen Tien And Jerrold L. Schecter, Palace File, The

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This book offers a fresh perspective on the Vietnam War and strikingly new documentation, both of which derive from co-author Hung's unique vantage point. A U.S.-trained economist, Hung served as special assistant to South Vietnamese President Thieu. In that capacity he gained access to a file of 31 letters from Presidents Nixon and Ford to the Vietnamese leader. Schecter, a Time editor, has assisted Hung in using this "palace file" of previously unpublished documents as the basis of a powerful critique of U.S. policy, especially the failure of the United States to live up to commitments to sustain South Vietnam after the Paris Peace Accords. Absorbing reading for a scholarly audience and informed laypersons; this will become a standard, if controversial, source. John H. Boyle, History Dept., California State Univ., Chico
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