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The ugly American

by William J. Lederer

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Published by Fawcett in Greenwich, Conn .
Written in English


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Statement[by] William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14829603M

  The Ugly American by William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, , Norton edition, in English - [1st ed.] This book is a fictionally written depiction of America^s failed foreign policy, tactics and blunders in a country depicted as an area similar to Viet Nam. The journalist author was entrenched in the region for several years as the French /5(2).   So gripped by the book, Kennedy sent a copy to every member of the Senate and wrote privately to Burdick to tell him it had been “a pleasure for me to give a public endorsement of The Ugly American, which I also feel has begun to have some visible influence both in Congress and in Foggy Bottom.”. Burdick and Lederer originally wrote The Ugly American as Author: Allen Mcduffee.

The Ugly American Summary Apache. Apache is a Vietnamese man who fights for the French. He is captured by the communists who cut out his vocal cords. Solomon Asch. Solomon Asch is the head of the American delegation to the Special Armament section of the Asia Conference. He is a tough and experienced negotiator. Emma Atkins.   Directed by George Englund. With Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle. An ambitious scholar becomes the ambassador of Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war is brewing/10(K).

The Ugly American. By William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick. In the book the ugly American there is a lot of conflict going on with Southeast Asia. Throughout this book there are a lot of times where the senators, ambassadors and many other leaders are critically strategizing how different things could or should be done in this country. First published in , The Ugly American became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing expose 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 4/5(9).


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Published inthe book is a venomous satire of America’s presence in Southeast Asia three years into the Vietnam War. The Ugly American is an example of a novel that met with only modest commercial success until an effort was made to ban it.

The United States Information Service tried to ban the book’s sale. First published inThe Ugly American became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in 4/5(4).

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A summary is balanced with details on the book's. This book is a fictionally written depiction of America^s failed foreign policy, tactics and blunders in a country depicted as an area similar to Viet Nam. The journalist author was entrenched in the region for several years as the French tried, without success, to exploit the area.

Homer Atkins, the "ugly American" of the book's title, is ugly in physical appearance, not in character. A tough, blunt-spoken man, he is a highly successful retired engineer who is worth $3 million. The U.S. government consults him about building dams and military roads in Southeast Asia, but he insists that what is really needed are things.

Audience Reviews for The Ugly American First, it's "The Quiet American", and then it's "The Ugly American", so one has to wonder what's next in the "American 80%. The Ugly American Summary These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own.

Written by people who wish to remain anonymous. Neither Lederer's All the Ship's At Sea and Ensign O'T and Me nor Burdick's The Ninth Wave will prepare readers for this powerful and absorbing indictment- through the medium of fiction-of America's role in Southeast Asia.

This is a courageous book for the Book of the Month to use as one in a double selection (the other being Vailland's The Law), for it says a great deal that will. The Ugly American succeeds on three major counts:1) The book is a devastating look at the way the American diplomatic corps presents itself abroad.

It may have been written decades ago, but given recent events and little evidence that anything has changed in the State Department, the lessons are still extremely applicable to this day.5/5(5).

Buy The Ugly American by Eugene Burdick, William J Lederer online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 3 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The title character, Homer Atkins, is introduced late in the book. He is "ugly" only in his physical appearance.

Perversely, Atkins embodies the opposite traits from the pejorative traits now popularly associated with the term "Ugly American".

The descriptions of American blundering in Southeast Asia are just too amazing, yet true. The authors explain why the American way of doing things wasn't working, and why the Communist way was. Simple things, like speaking the native language, were just not required, and therefore led to a great deal of problems for the Americans working overseas/5(8).

First published inThe Ugly American  became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast : $Despite efforts at obstructing access to the novel—or, more likely, precise due to those efforts—The Ugly American shot straight to the bestseller list where it remained for the next year and a half, was published in a serialized version by The Saturday Evening Post and was even chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection in October.

The Ugly American of the title is not one of these bunglers, but the book’s hero, a millionaire engineer named Homer Atkins, whose calloused and grease-blackened hands “always reminded him that he.