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The Fiction Behind the Fiction

Lederer, Burdick, and the Composition of the Ugly American

The Fiction Behind the Fiction( )
Author: Palm, Edward
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.50
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The story of the phenomenal success of "The Ugly American" is well known. Lederer and Burdick's novelistic indictment of American ineptitude, indifference, and self-indulgence abroad inspired President Eisenhower to form a commission charged with investigating our Foreign Service. It influenced then-Senator John F. Kennedy's later decisions to found the Peace Corps and the Green Berets. What has not been appreciated until now is the extent to which Lederer and Burdick's success rested...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.06 Inches
Book Weight:0.19 Pounds

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