A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 12, 1969

Covering North Viet Nam's Ho Chi Minh over the past 25 years has never been an easy journalistic assignment. Even the name is an alias. It translates as "he who enlightens," yet few Western news men have seen him, much less sat down for an interview. Nevertheless, for this week's cover story on the death of Ho and the new era that begins in North Viet Nam, our Hanoi watchers around the world were able to piece together a detailed picture of the complex Communist leader and Vietnamese nationalist.

Here in New York, the cover story was edited by Ron Kriss...

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