Ugly American

Ugly American

by Eugene Burdick

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Overview

First published in 1958, The Ugly American became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. Based on fact, the book's eye-opening stories and sketches drew a devastating picture of how the United States was losing the struggle with Communism in Asia. Combining gripping storytelling with an urgent call to action, the book prompted President Eisenhower to launch a study of our military aid program that led the way to much-needed reform. "Powerful and absorbing. . . . Should be required reading in Washington."—Kirkus Reviews "Not only important but consistently entertaining. . . . The attack on American policy in Asia this book makes is clothed in sharp characterizations, frequently humorous incident, and perceptive descriptions of the countries and people where the action occurs."-Robert Trumbull, former chief correspondent for the New York Times in China and Southeast Asia "Seldom has a deadly warning been more entertainingly or convincingly given."—Washington Star

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393084610
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1958
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Eugene Burdick's other books include Fail-Safe.

William J. Lederer (1912-2009) was the co-author of The Ugly American (with Eugene Burdick), The Mirages of Marriage (with Don D. Jackson) and other books.

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