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PART ONE: 1850-1959 Children of Different Gods End of Another War The First Indochina War Pledges of Allegiance PART TWO: 1960-1969 California Dateline Down the Wire Incidents and Rumors Ap Bac, Place with a Plant Shifting Tides Tet - The Punji Trap Tet Two, Encore PART THREE: 1970-2006 Sun Sets Over Saigon A People's Liberation Missing Links Entrenched Two Lives, One Legacy

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Luke Hunt began his career as a journalist on outback newspapers. He was editor of the student newspaper Planet while studying at Deakin University before undertaking a cadetship with Australian Associated Press. He then covered wars, international politics and economics for Agence France-Presse where he served as bureau chief for Afghanistan and then Cambodia and held roving reporting duties from his home in Hong Kong. Hunt has written for The Age in his native Melbourne, The New York Times, The Times of London, The Economist and writes a weekly column on Southeast Asia for The Diplomat. His broadcasts have appeared regularly on ABC in Australia and on Voice of America. He has been honored with several awards, including a shared World Association of Newspapers, an Amnesty Human Rights Press Award and been personally commended by the U.N. Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, for his bureau-coverage of the Afghan conflict, prior to the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. He is a senior lecturer at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh where he wrote the course War, Media and International Relations.


'A fascinating and illuminating look at a little-known part of the story of the Vietnam War, and the people who told it at that time. Luke Hunt has written a lucid and entertaining tale of international politics, warfare and journalistic double-dealing. A valuable and important book.' Rupert Winchester, The Mekong Review. ; 'Mata Hari, Kim Philby...Luke Hunt's magnificent Punji Trap adds the Vietnamese War's most effective double agent, Pham Xuan An, to the short list of master spies who changed the course of 20th century history.' Dan Boylan, The Washington Times

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