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Pfullingen, Germany: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 276 pages. Includes illustrations. Some illustrations in color. No dust jacket as issued. Highlighting/underlining.Name of previous owner present. A few ink marks/underlining noted. Spine worn and torn.
Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 176 pages. This work contains English-Vietnamese translations of the words and phrases most likely needed by Special Forces personnel on a mission to this language area. This work is divided into nine sections plus an alphabetized vocabulary. The sections are: Initial Encounter with Locals, Security; Orientation; Accidental Encounter with Deserters; Basic Information on the Potential of Locals for Organization of Guerrilla Units; Enemy Lines of Communication; Drop Zones; Food, Sanitation, and Weather; and Social.
South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1994. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 23 cm. xxx, , 251,  pages. Introduction by Col. David Hackworth. Publisher's Note. Footnotes. Appendix. Sources and Notes. Index. The author was a CIA officer who attempted to expose the numbers-rigging being done by the intelligence community and politicians in the late 1960's to persuade the public (and each other) that the Vietnam war was being won. In the fall of 1967, political and military leaders in Washington said the Vietnam War was approaching “the crossover point”: More Viet Cong soldiers were dying in battle each week than could be recruited. CIA analyst Sam Adams, however, was insisting the good news was an illusion. His estimates of enemy ranks and morale varied wildly from those being released by military intelligence for public consumption, and for use by commanders in the field. Adams’ findings indicated the war was unwinnable, and when US leaders failed to acknowledge basic facts, he knew the intelligence was being politicized. From inside the CIA and then after quitting the agency in 1973, Adams embarked on a one-man crusade to expose the truth. He loved intelligence work, and his enthusiasm for it shines throughout this illuminating memoir. Thanks to Adams, newsman Mike Wallace produced his influential CBS News documentary “The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception;” General William Westmoreland was called to account, and his book dramatizes in clear, compelling prose how America’s involvement in Southeast Asia became such a tragedy.