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War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir

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Vietnam Veteran Products usmc New First Edition hardcover, After he left the CIA in , Adams' plan to write a definitive account of the numbers controversy and the failure of American intelligence during the Vietnam war was cut short when he died suddenly of a heart attack in However incomplete, the unfinished book is still alive, full of vivid characters, crisp dialogue, and a special feel for the strange world of intelligence analysis, where the only thing worse than being right too late is being right too soon.

Unlike the many accounts of the Vietnam war by the soldiers who fought it and the Washington officials who ran it, CIA analyst Adams watched the war from a unique vantage point, as for years, all secret intelligence documents crossed his desk.

War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir by Sam Adams

By the end of , he knew the war was unwinnable and spent the next 15 years explaining what had gone wrong to anyone who would listen. With the exception of a few brief editors' notes, War of Numbers is exactly the way Adams put it down on paper - as readable as a novel, and perhaps the best single account yet written about the politics of intelligence. His struggle to expose military attempts to hide the size of enemy forces in Vietnam, and his insistence in telling the truth later led to a CBS documentary and a notorious trial on libel charges brought by General Westmoreland.

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Minimum monthly payments are required. Subject to credit approval. See terms - opens in a new window or tab. Back to home page Return to top. Back to home page. Adams loved intelligence work and that enthusiasm shines throughout the unfinished book he left when he died suddenly of a heart attack in He had planned[ Scholars will regret that Adams did not live to carry out his plan, but what he left is perhaps more precious still - a book wonderfully alive, full of vivid characters, crisp dialogue, and a special feel for the strange world of intelligence analysis, where the only thing worse than being right too late is being right too soon.

There have been many accounts of the Vietnam war by the soldiers who fought it and the Washington officials who ran it. Adams watched the war from a unique vantage point; for years the secret intelligence documents all crossed his desk. By the end of Adams knew the war was unwinnable, and he spent the next fifteen years explaining what had gone wrong to anyone who would listen.

With the exception of a few brief editors' notes, War of Numbers is exactly the way Adams put it down on paper - as readable as a novel, and perhaps the best single account yet written about the politics of intelligence. Adams died in The Sam Adams Award is given annually to an intelligence professional who has taken a stand for integrity and ethics.

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