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Decent Interval

An Insider"s Account of Saigon"s Indecent End Told by the Cia"s Chief Strategy Analyst in Vietnam

by Frank Snepp

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kansas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: Vietnam War,
  • Asian history: Vietnam War,
  • War & defence operations,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • Military History - Vietnam Conflict,
  • U.S. Government - Intelligence Agencies,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • United States,
  • History: World,
  • USA,
  • Vietnam,
  • Political Process - Leadership,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Secret Service

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages636
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7763060M
    ISBN 100700612130
    ISBN 109780700612130

    Jan 21,  · So they aimed to get what they called a “decent interval” between when the American troops would leave and when the South Vietnamese government would collapse. They thought it would be about two years. He spent 20, American lives to create a decent interval. It was partly his political interest to not be the man who lost Vietnam immediately. Aug 22,  · Frank Snepp is a Peabody award-winning investigative journalist, most recently for NBC in Los Angeles, and the author of two CIA memoirs. One, "Decent Interval," is an account of the fall of Saigon, based on his perspective as the CIA's chief strategy analyst there.

    PHOTO: COURTESY FRANK SNEPP ’65, ’68 SIPA Published in , Decent Interval provided one of the earliest of several revelations about the agency, and the CIA sued Snepp to prevent publica­tion. In , the case reached the Supreme Court; Snepp lost. The author was CIA strategy analyst in Vietnam for five years, including the period from the Paris Accords of to the final Communist victory in April His emphatically unauthorized book is an excoriating, almost unbearably painful account of the last days, with emphasis on the delusions and derelictions of high-ranking Americans. The principal target, chillingly portrayed, is Author: Gaddis Smith.

    A Decent Interval. By: Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with . Apr 30,  · Point-Counterpoint: Rory Kennedy’s Oscar Nominated Vietnam Doc by Frank Snepp, January 26, On January 26, David Mattingly who had served aboard the U.S. evacuation fleet operating off in April wrote a much appreciated response to my cautionary posts about Rory Kennedy’s documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam” in which I appeared as a “talking head” and as an ex .


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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 Cited by: 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 Decent Interval book 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/5. The royalties from Decent Interval (amounting to $, by the time Snepp lost in front of the Supreme Court) were surrendered to the CIA, and Snepp forced to clear all future publications with the CIA.

In Snepp published a second book, Irreparable Harm, about his. An Insider’s Account of Saigon’s Indecent End. Told by the CIA’s Chief Strategy Analyst in Vietnam by Frank Snepp Published by Random House in The following narrative, highlighting the events examined in Decent Interval, is adapted from a television documentary featuring Frank Snepp.

Jan 24,  · Decent Interval (A Charles Paris Mystery) [Simon Brett] on greggdev.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Decent Interval book By popular demand: a welcome return for Simon Brett's actor detective Charles Paris, last seen in 's Dead Room Farce.

After a long period of 'resting'4/5(23). Jan 01,  · The Charles Paris series of books by Simon Brett are a joy to read, feel-good lightweight novels for when you need a bit of cheering up. Several of them have been dramatised for radio by Jeremy Front, and A Decent Interval at number 18 is quite a late one in the series/5.

It's a strange phrase, nearly forgotten, but "decent interval" meant something in the latter days of Vietnam, when our leaders groped for a way to get out of the war without admitting they couldn.

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. Sep 12,  · Get YouTube without the ads. 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace's interview with Frank Snepp about his book "Decent Interval" frank snepp.

Loading Unsubscribe from frank snepp. Buy Decent Interval by Frank Snepp online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(2). 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 Author: Frank Snepp. Throughout the last turbulent months of the Vietnam War, Frank Snepp, CIA analyst and operative for the Embassy in Saigon, accurately forecast each twist and turn of the screw.

Yet when the end came in April, the Ambassador and Kissinger's State Department were caught dangerously off guard. Only the heroism of a few young Embassy officers and the ingenuity of the Defense Attache saved the /5(2).

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Decent Interval An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End (Book): Snepp, Frank. 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. Decent Interval - Ebook written by Simon Brett. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you /5(8). Snepp's first book, "Decent Interval," published inwas a best-selling account of how the CIA and the State Department bungled the evacuation of Saigon and abandoned thousands of loyal South.

with so much poor content offered today it is refreshing to have an author who still considers the time and expectations of their constant reader. I enjoyed Michael Page. He is not as good as the cast reading of the BBC productions but unabridged narration is a different animal.

A Decent Interval is a solid offering. 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 /5(3).

‘After a decent interval has passed, we'll hear what they're going to do.’ ‘In that case, the decision, after some hesitation, was to cancel sporting events for a decent interval.’ ‘I chatted for a decent interval, then picked up my book, smiled, and wished them a pleasant vacation.’.A DECENT INTERVAL.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.Aug 01,  · Kirkus Reviews on A Decent Interval " Two Hamlets, two Ophelias, a range of jostling egos, stage history and lore, and the wry figure of Paris himself make this more than worth the price of admission." Booklist Starred Review of A Decent Interval.

From the Publisher. After a year absence, reprobate actor Charles Paris totters back on stage.5/5.