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The Quiet American

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ISBN 10 : 9781504052542
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Quiet American PDF Full Free by Graham Greene and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “masterful . . . brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam (Zadie Smith, The Guardian). It’s 1955 and British journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule. But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection. Then comes Alden Pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA. Devotedly, disastrously patriotic, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states. But as Pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing. Although criticized upon publication as anti-American, Graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, in a few short years, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism (The New York Times).


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ISBN 10 : 9781920693336
Pages : 63 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781409017400
Pages : 210 pages
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Download The Quiet American PDF Full Free by Graham Greene and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-10-02 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwan, author of Lessons Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated? WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH **One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**


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ISBN 10 : 9781529042504
Pages : 576 pages
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Download The Quiet Americans PDF Full Free by Scott Anderson and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2021-02-18 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘A darkly entertaining tale about American espionage, set in an era when Washington’s fear and skepticism about the agency resembles our climate today.’ New York Times At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing – seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear – to some – that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government’s strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA. The Quiet Americans chronicles the exploits of four spies – Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe, plotting coups, and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia. But time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government – and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the US had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam, and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come. Anderson brings to the telling of this story all the narrative brio, deep research, sceptical eye, and lively prose that made Lawrence in Arabia a major international bestseller. The intertwined lives of these men began in a common purpose of defending freedom, but the ravages of the Cold War led them to different fates. Two would quit the CIA in despair, stricken by the moral compromises they had to make; one became the archetype of the duplicitous and destructive American spy; and one would be so heartbroken he would take his own life. Scott Anderson’s The Quiet Americans is the story of these four men. It is also the story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.


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The quiet contemporary American novel

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781526108890
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The quiet contemporary American novel PDF Full Free by Rachel Sykes and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the concept of ‘quiet’ – an aesthetic of narrative driven by reflective principles – and argues for the term’s application to the study of contemporary American fiction. In doing so, it makes two critical interventions. Firstly, it maps the neglected history of quiet fictions, arguing that from Hester Prynne to Clarissa Dalloway, from Bartleby to William Stoner, the Western tradition is filled with quiet characters. Secondly, it asks what it means for a novel to be quiet and how we might read for quiet in an American literary tradition that critics so often describe as noisy. Examining recent works by Marilynne Robinson, Teju Cole and Ben Lerner, among others, the book argues that quiet can be a multi-faceted state of existence, one that is communicative and expressive in as many ways as noise but filled with potential for radical discourse by its marginalisation as a mode of expression.


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The Vietnam Experience

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313301832
Pages : 342 pages
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Download The Vietnam Experience PDF Full Free by Kevin Hillstrom and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers forty-three essays on popular expressions of diverse aspects of the Vietnam War, including women war correspondents, atrocities, desertion, and the Kent State shootings.


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American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 0791472906
Pages : 346 pages
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Download American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization PDF Full Free by William V. Spanos and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2008-01-24 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Connects the American exceptionalist ethos to the violence in Vietnam and the Middle East.


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America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780822386087
Pages : 392 pages
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Download America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam PDF Full Free by Seth Jacobs and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-06 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign-policy decisions of the postwar era: America’s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem. The so-called Diem experiment is usually ascribed to U.S. anticommunism and an absence of other candidates for South Vietnam’s highest office. Challenging those explanations, Seth Jacobs utilizes religion and race as categories of analysis to argue that the alliance with Diem cannot be understood apart from America’s mid-century religious revival and policymakers’ perceptions of Asians. Jacobs contends that Diem’s Catholicism and the extent to which he violated American notions of “Oriental” passivity and moral laxity made him a more attractive ally to Washington than many non-Christian South Vietnamese with greater administrative experience and popular support. A diplomatic and cultural history, America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam draws on government archives, presidential libraries, private papers, novels, newspapers, magazines, movies, and television and radio broadcasts. Jacobs shows in detail how, in the 1950s, U.S. policymakers conceived of Cold War anticommunism as a crusade in which Americans needed to combine with fellow Judeo-Christians against an adversary dangerous as much for its atheism as for its military might. He describes how racist assumptions that Asians were culturally unready for democratic self-government predisposed Americans to excuse Diem’s dictatorship as necessary in “the Orient.” By focusing attention on the role of American religious and racial ideologies, Jacobs makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the disastrous commitment of the United States to “sink or swim with Ngo Dinh Diem.”


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The Quiet American and the Ugly American

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022197175
Pages : 82 pages
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Download The Quiet American and the Ugly American PDF Full Free by Clive J. Christie and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9622097995
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Critical Zone 2 PDF Full Free by Q.S. Tong and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2007-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite globalizing forces, whether economic, political, or cultural, there remain conspicuous differences that divide scholarly communities. How should we understand and respond to those discursive gaps among different traditions and systems of knowledge production? Critical Zone is a book series in cultural and literary studies that is concerned with current critical debates and intellectual preoccupations in the humanities. The series aims to improve understanding across cultures, traditions, discourses, and disciplines, and to produce international critical knowledge. Critical Zone is an expression of timely collaboration among scholars from Hong Kong, mainland China, the United States, and Europe, and conceived as an intellectual bridge between China and the rest of the world. The second volume of Critical Zone, as does its predecessor, consists of two parts. The first part includes original essays that deal with the concept and practice of "empire," as a collective response to the question of how imperial formations and operations, in the past and at present, should be examined in a larger context of international politics and how historical imperialism may be considered in relation to the conditions of our time. Part II includes two sets of translations of essays, first published in Chinese, about two recent debates in China: one on the canonicity of Lu Xun and the other on the problem of how to reform Peking University in the context of globalization. These two groups of translations are led by review essays that contextualize the debates.


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Imagining America at War

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000155297
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Imagining America at War PDF Full Free by Cynthia Weber and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-24 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten films released between 9/11 and Gulf War II reflect raging debates about US foreign policy and what it means to be an American. Tracing the portrayal of America in the films Pearl Harbor (World War II); We Were Soldiers and The Quiet American (the Vietnam War); Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down and Kandahar (episodes of humanitarian intervention); Collateral Damage and In the Bedroom (vengeance in response to loss); Minority Report (futurist pre-emptive justice); and Fahrenheit 9/11 (an explicit critique of Bush’s entire war on terror), Cynthia Weber presents a stimulating new study of how Americans construct their identity and the moral values that inform their foreign policy. This is not just another book about post-9/11 America. It introduces the concept of 'moral grammars of war', and explains how they are articulated: Many Americans asked in the wake of 9/11 – not only 'why do they hate us?' but 'what does it mean to be a moral America(n) and how might such an America(n) act morally in contemporary international politics? This text explores how these questions were answered at the intersections of official US foreign policy and post-9/11 popular films. It also details US foreign policy formation in relation to traditional US narratives about US identity ‘who we think we were/are’, 'who we wish we’d never been', 'who we really are', and 'who we might become' as well as in relation to their foundations in nationalist discourses of gender and sexuality. This book will be of great interest to students of American Studies, US Foreign Policy, Contemporary US History, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Film Studies.


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The Special Branch

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Publisher : Popular Press
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ISBN 10 : 0879721782
Pages : 308 pages
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Download The Special Branch PDF Full Free by LeRoy Panek and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.


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September 11 in Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9780313355059
Pages : 319 pages
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Download September 11 in Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Sara E. Quay and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the impact of September 11 on popular culture, citing specific albums, films, television show, and works of art influenced by the terrorist attacks.


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America First

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ISBN 10 : 9781136007101
Pages : 328 pages
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Download America First PDF Full Free by Mandy Merck and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-11-12 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when the expanded projection of US political, military, economic and cultural power draws intensified global concern, understanding how that country understands itself seems more important than ever. This collection of new critical essays tackles this old problem in a new way, by examining some of the hundreds of US films that announce themselves as titularly 'American'. From early travelogues to contemporary comedies, national nomination has been an abiding characteristic of American motion pictures, heading the work of Porter, Guy-Blaché, DeMille, Capra, Sternberg, Vidor, Minnelli and Mankiewicz. More recently, George Lucas, Paul Schrader, John Landis and Edward James Olmos have made their own contributions to Hollywood’s Americana. What does this national branding signify? Which versions of Americanism are valorized, and which marginalized or excluded? Out of which social and historical contexts do they emerge, and for and by whom are they constructed? Edited by Mandy Merck, the collection contains detailed analyses of such films as The Vanishing American, American Madness, An American in Paris, American Graffiti, American Gigolo, American Pie and many more.


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Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 029271601X
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second PDF Full Free by Jeremy M. Devine and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book summarizes and briefly analyzes over 400 films about the Vietnam War.


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Time’s Covenant

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Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
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ISBN 10 : 9780822976455
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Time’s Covenant PDF Full Free by William Clancy and published by University of Pittsburgh Pre. This book was released on 1987-01-15 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Time's Covenant offers a collection of the sermons and essays of William Clancy, one of the most vehement opponents of McCarthyism, who was also an ardent civil libertarian and literate commentator on the changing times of the 1950s and 1960s. The articles originally appeared in Commonweal, dubbed the journal of “liberal Catholics,” as well as the New York Times, Saturday Review and Worldview. Clancy reflects on authors Ignazio Silone, Arnold Toynbee, Walter Lippman, as well as American poets, the Dreyfus Affair, and liberal Catholicism.


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The Vietnam War on Film

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ISBN 10 : 9781440866739
Pages : 170 pages
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Download The Vietnam War on Film PDF Full Free by David Luhrssen and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-10 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vietnam War on Film illustrates how to employ film as a teaching tool. It also stands on its own as an account of the war and the major films that have depicted it. • Provides a unique guide to the Vietnam War experience for film history buffs, students and scholars of history, and fans of the cinema • Offers equal emphasis on the films themselves and the historical events depicted • Presents carefully researched and highly informative coverage • Stimulates debate over the various ways the war was interpreted and experienced


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