Cover of: The Ugly American by William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick

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An edition of The Ugly American (1958)

The Ugly American

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Language
English
Pages
288

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This book is a fictionally written depiction of America^s failed foreign policy, tactics and blunders in a country depicted as an area similar to Viet Nam. The journalist author was entrenched in the region for several years as the French tried, without success, to exploit the area. Shortly thereafter the U.S. stepped in and, with typical American (monkeys in a watch shop fashion) enthusiasm, started the decimation of a people and their country. The story follows an American Ambassador as he wheels and deals his way into the hearts and pockets of the local elite whilst paying little notice to the pulse of a disgruntled rural populace allowing the Soviets to step in and sew the seeds of war.

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Cover of: The Ugly American
The Ugly American
January 1, 1999, W. W. Norton & Company
in English
Cover of: The Ugly American
The Ugly American
1999, W. W. Norton & Company
in English
Cover of: Ugly American
Ugly American
September 12, 1987, Fawcett
in English
Cover of: The Ugly American
The Ugly American
1966-11, Fawcett Crest
in English
Cover of: The Ugly American
The Ugly American
1963-07, Fawcett Publications
in English
Cover of: The ugly American
The ugly American
1958, Norton
in English - [1st ed.]
Cover of: The ugly American
The ugly American
1958, W. W. Norton
Cover of: The ugly American
The ugly American
1958, Norton
in English - [1st ed.]

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First Sentence

"The Honorable Louis Sears, American Ambassador to Sarkhan, was angry."

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7457079M
Internet Archive
uglyamerican000will
ISBN 10
0393318672
ISBN 13
9780393318678
Library Thing
37524
Goodreads
86160

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