The Ugly American

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The Ugly American by William J. Lederer,Eugene Burdick Summary

The ineffectual Ambassador is just one of the handicaps facing the Americans as Southeast Asia becomes increasingly involved with Communism

Study Guide to The Ugly American by Burdick and Lederer

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Study Guide to The Ugly American by Burdick and Lederer by Intelligent Education Summary

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Burdick and Lederer’s The Ugly American, with commentary on Nationalism, Communism, foreign policy, and diplomacy across America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. As a classic account and document of America’s role in French Colonialism, The Ugly American was frequently referenced by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in their conversations on foreign policy, and hit bestseller lists when it was nearly banned overseas. Moreover, the political novel shows how time and war impact cross-cultural relationships. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Burdick and Lederer’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

The Ugly American

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The Ugly American by Bernard Lubar Summary

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Beautifying the Ugly American

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Beautifying the Ugly American by Don E. Post Summary

Beautifying the Ugly American sets forth a way to decode another culture. This simplifies the task of understanding people of other cultures. The author's lifetime international experiences will benefit business personnel, diplomats, or travelers.

The Quiet American and the Ugly American

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The Quiet American and the Ugly American by Clive J. Christie Summary

The conflict in Indochina and Vietnam in the 1950s had an ideological dimension that made its politics a matter of importance as well as a subject of fascination. An awareness of the communist threat dominated French literature on the Franco-Vietminh war, and this concern with the perils of communism undoubtedly had racial overtones, thereby combining the new ideological fear of communism with the more traditional European concern with the Asian 'Yellow Peril'. It was through this concern over the spread of communism in Asia that Indochina became a front-line in the Cold War, and consequently attracted the attention of American writers and polemicists. The Cold War dimension of the Indochina conflict was a central aspect of The Ugly American, and dominated the other polemical works of Lederer and Burdick and the very important memoirs of Dr. Thomas Dooley. All these novels and memoirs were immensely popular and widely-read in the West at the time, and helped shape public consciousness about the problems of Vietnam and Asia.--Foreword.

Reply to Criticism in The Ugly American

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Beyond the Stars: Themes and ideologies in American popular film

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Beyond the Stars: Themes and ideologies in American popular film by Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller Summary

The essays in Beyond the Stars 5 examine a small but important sample of the conventional themes and ideologies treated in popular film. Among the topics covered are family, social class, gender roles, politics, warfare, hedonism, and the 1960s.

The Deceptive American

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The Deceptive American by William J. Lederer,Eugene Burdick Summary

In 1965, the authors of The Ugly American published the novel Sarkhan, a book which they felt had an even more dramatic message than their great best-seller. Sarkhan was greeted with high praise, was a selection of both the Literary Guild and the Reader s Digest Condensed Book Club."

La Place du mort

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La Place du mort by Jordan Harper Summary

Polly McClusky a onze ans le jour où son père Nate, fraîchement sorti de prison, vient la récupérer à la sortie du collège. Elle ne sait pas encore que sa mère a été assassinée, ni que sa tête et celle de son paternel ont été mises à prix. C’est le début d’une cavale violente et sanglante à travers la Californie. Et la naissance d’une complicité, affective et criminelle. Un premier roman sombre, nerveux et plein d’humanité sur la famille, le sacrifice et la rédemption.

Dublin Noir

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Dublin Noir by Ken Bruen Summary

Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

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Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds by Margaret Bald,Nicholas J. Karolides Summary

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

Ugly Americans

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Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich Summary

Ben Mezrich, author of the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, high stakes, and the Asian underworld. John Malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge—kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East. Malcolm and his Ivy League-schooled twenty-something colleagues, with their warped sense of morality, created their own economic theory that would culminate in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before—or since. Ugly Americans is a story of extremes, charged with wealth, nerve, excess, and glamour. A real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall Street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic characters, Ugly Americans is the untold true story that rocked the financial community.

Snjór

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Snjór by Ragnar Jónasson Summary

Quand la mort vient frapper aux portes des honnêtes gens. Un village sans histoire, vraiment ? Un huis-clos à l'anglaise dans le plus grandiose des décors scandinaves. Jonasson, la nouvelle révélation du polar islandais.

La Colline aux esclaves

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La Colline aux esclaves by Kathleen Grissom Summary

« OUBLIEZ AUTANT EN EMPORTE LE VENT... VOICI UNE HISTOIRE QUI CAPTIVE LE LECTEUR ET EXIGE D'ÊTRE DÉVORÉE. » - Minneapolis star Tribune États-Unis, 1791. Après avoir perdu ses parents lors de la traversée de l’Atlantique, Lavinia, une jeune Irlandaise âgée de 7 ans, se retrouve domestique dans une plantation de tabac pour rembourser son passage. Placée avec les esclaves de la cuisine, sous la protection de Belle, fille naturelle du maître, Lavinia apprend à faire le ménage et le service, guidée par l’amour et la force tranquille de sa nouvelle famille. Cependant, malgré tous ses efforts, elle ne peut faire abstraction de sa peau blanche et pénètre peu à peu dans l’univers de la grande maison. Lavinia parviendra-t-elle à chevaucher deux mondes que tout oppose ? UNE HISTOIRE DE CLASSE, DE RACE, DE DIGNITÉ, UNE HISTOIRE DÉCHIRANTE MAIS PLEINE D’ESPOIR. DÉJÀ PLUS DE 100 000 EXEMPLAIRES VENDUS EN FRANCE !

La Femme de paille

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La Femme de paille by Catherine Arley Summary

En ouvrant la porte, elle crut que ce vendredi serait semblable aux autres, ni plus gai, ni plus triste. Pourtant, elle ne devait jamais, par la suite, oublier ce jour où se déclencha la machination. Chaque semaine, Hildegarde lit les petites annonces dans le courrier du cœur du journal. Mais, dans son cas, les sentiments n’ont rien à y voir. À trente-quatre ans, Hildegarde ne cherche pas l’amour ; elle cherche la fortune, elle qui a tout perdu pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Un jour, la chance lui sourit enfin. Un vieux millionnaire cherche de la compagnie. Mais, s’il est immensément riche, il est aussi odieux, raciste et cruel. Et son homme de confiance profondément manipulateur. Hildegarde a la détermination de ceux qui n’ont rien. Et de la détermination, il lui en faudra si elle veut arriver à ses fins...

American Wars: Good, Bad, and Ugly

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American Wars: Good, Bad, and Ugly by Bert Rainwater Summary

Synopsis American Wars: Good, Bad, and Ugly This work contains an unusual view of American wars that may stimulate new thoughts of the price we have paid and the gains we have made in the folly of our wars. Disagreements are bound to arise, but no one will walk away from this book having been bored by another of those dull books on history. Promises should be made to be kept. I promise you that you will gain a different insight into our wars: the good, bad, and ugly.