New York: St Martin's, . Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by author: "To Barry, One of the admirable figures in some of the events chronicled in this book - a book in which I am indebted for his valuable help. With best wishes, Bob / The Asia Society September 20, 1984." The author was the Washington bureau chief for two major newspapers during the Truman and Johnson administrations. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, who was the U.S. government spokesman to the media during the Vietnam War, and is from his personal library. Bound in cream paper boards with linen spine. Interior is clean and bright, and book is near fine. The dust jacket is cream, green, and red with title and author to spine. Some nicks and chipping but very good. 216 pages. VIET/011013. Near Fine.