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Edward Lansdale's cold war

Author: Jonathan Nashel
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2005.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This biography reexamines Lansdale's role  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nashel, Jonathan, 1961-
Edward Lansdale's cold war.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)651659307
Named Person: Edward Geary Lansdale; Edward Geary Lansdale
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Nashel
ISBN: 1558494529 9781558494527 1558494642 9781558494640
OCLC Number: 60189498
Description: xii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the trial of Edward Lansdale --
Confidences --
Selling America, selling Vietnam --
The power of secrets --
The perils of a usable past --
Gazing at the Third world --
Fictions of quiet and ugly Americans --
The half-life of celebrity --
Southeast Asia after Edward Lansdale.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Responsibility: Jonathan Nashel.
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