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Edward Lansdale's Cold War

Edward Lansdale's Cold War( )
Author: Nashel, Jonathan
Series title:Culture, Politics, and the Cold War Ser.
ISBN:978-1-55849-464-0
Publication Date:Nov 2005
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.95
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The man widely believed to have been the model for Alden Pyle in Graham Greene's The Quiet American, Edward G. Lansdale (1908--1987) was a Cold War celebrity. A former advertising executive turned undercover CIA agent, he was credited during the 1950s with almost single-handedly preventing a communist takeover of the Philippines and with helping to install Ngo Dinh Diem as president of the American-backed government of South Vietnam. Adding to his notoriety, during the Kennedy...
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