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The Tears of Autumn - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Charles McCarry
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Chapter 14 Summary

Paul joins Dennis Foley and a Texan who Paul has not yet met, J.D. Turnbull, to whom Foley now defers, at David Patchen's Washington house. Turnbull presumes to thank Paul in LBJ's name for his recent work, although he understands Paul no longer works for the government. David specifies that Paul alone owns the information he has collected before laying out typed sheets and photographs. There are no copies, so the men take turns reading. The Director has refused to read it. Joviality leaves Turnbull's face as he reads and Foley's shows tension. When David tells of Paul's decorations, skill, and accuracy, Foley points out their friendship. Turnbull pushes to get the "flavor" of the report, but Paul will not talk until the U.S. role in overthrowing Diem is admitted. Foley stiffens, but David, on Turnbull's orders, says that the White House countenanced, advised, supported...

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