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The Road Not Taken

Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken( )
Author: Boot, Max
Publication Date:Feb 2018
Publisher:Head of Zeus
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $35.00
Book Description:

A chronicling of CIA operative Edward Lansdale, this biography definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam war.

In this biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the model for Greene's The Quiet American , Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a 'hearts and minds' diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America's giant military bureaucracy, steered by...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / Military / Vietnam War
History / Military / United States
Biography & Autobiography / Political
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.6 x 23.6 x 5 cm
Book Weight:0.784 Kilograms

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