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The quiet American.

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: London, W. Heinemann & The Bodley Head [©1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force." Caught between French colonialists and the Vietminh, Fowler, the narrator and seasoned foreign correspondent, observes: "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused." As young Pyle's policies blunder on into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Political fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Greene
ISBN: 0434305588 9780434305582 0370014839 9780370014838 0099286076 9780099286073
OCLC Number: 1190691
Description: xxx, 210 pages 20 cm.

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Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious "Third Force". As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his  Read more...

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"There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote "The Quiet American,"" -- "Harper's"

 
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