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The ugly American

Author: William J Lederer; Eugene Burdick
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Homer Atkins is sent by the U.S. government to handled engineering projects in the Southeast Asian country of Sarkhan, and when he challenges the entrenched interests over priorities, he finds himself embroiled in controversy. Lederer and Burdick's fictional diplomat laid bare allegations of American arrogance and corruption in 1950s Asia.
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Political fiction, American
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Lederer; Eugene Burdick
ISBN: 9780393318678 0393318672
OCLC Number: 41022536
Description: 285 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Lucky, lucky Lou #1 --
Lucky, lucky Lou #2 --
Nine friends --
Everybody loves Joe Bing --
Confidential and personal --
Employment opportunities abroad --
The girl who got recruited --
The ambassador and the working press --
Everyone has ears --
The ragtime kid --
The iron of war --
The lessons of war --
What would you do if you were President? --
How to buy an American junior grade --
The six-foot swami from Savannah --
Captain Boning, USN --
The ugly American --
The ugly American and the ugly Sarkhanese --
The bent backs of Chang 'Dong --
Senator, sir ... --
The sum of tiny things --
A factual epilogue.
Responsibility: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick.

Abstract:

Homer Atkins is sent by the U.S. government to handled engineering projects in the Southeast Asian country of Sarkhan, and when he challenges the entrenched interests over priorities, he finds himself embroiled in controversy. Lederer and Burdick's fictional diplomat laid bare allegations of American arrogance and corruption in 1950s Asia.

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