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An's certificate "One of the most fascinating figures in Vietnam during the War was Pham Xuan An, a Time correspondent; and, unbeknownst to me and my colleagues who covered the conflict, a clandestine Vietcong agent. Larry Berman has unraveled the mystery of his strange double life in an engrossing narrative."

- Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History and winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in history
Larry Berman
(Photo credit: Karen Akerson)

Larry Berman is author of No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger and Betrayal in Vietnam (The Free Press, 2001), Lyndon Johnson War: The Road To Stalemate in Vietnam (W.W. Norton, 1989) and Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam, (W.W. Norton, 1982). A Vietnamese language edition of No Peace, No Honor “Khong Hoa Binh, Chang Danh Du: Nixon, Kissinger, va Su phan boi tai Viet Nam, is available from Viet Tide, Westminster, California. He made over 15 trips to Vietnam for interviews with Pham Xuan An and members of his espionage network while writing Perfect Spy.

Berman has been featured on C-Span’s Book TV, the History Channel’s Secrets of War, Bill Moyers “The Public Mind; David McCullough’s American Experience, and “Vietnam: A Television History. He received the Bernath Lecture Prize, given annually by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations to a scholar whose work has most contributed to our understanding of foreign relations. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been a Fellow-in-residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and scholar in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Center in Bellagio, Italy.

In May 6, 2005 Berman filed suit against the CIA, seeking access to president's daily briefs, or PDBs, during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. He is represented by Thomas R. Burke and Duffy Carolan of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and by Meredith Fuchs, general counsel of the National Security Archive. The appeal was recently argued before the ninth circuit. To hear the appeal click here. To read an article on the appeal click here. To find more information about this appeal, please go to PDB News and law.com

Berman is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis and Interim Director of the UC Davis Washington Program, dividing his time between Washington and Davis.

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