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The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam

Boot, Max 1968- (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780871409416
  • ISBN: 0871409410
  • Physical Description: print
    l, 717 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-675) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The day of the dead: Saigon, November 1-2, 1963 -- Introduction: The misunderstood man -- Ad man (1908-1945). In terrific flux ; Enfant terrible ; An institution run by its inmates -- Colonel Landslide (1945-1954). The time of his life ; In love and war ; The knights templar ; "A most difficult and delicate problem" ; "All-out force or all-out friendship" ; The power broker ; "A real vindication" -- National builder (1954-1956). La guerre sans fronts ; A fortress falls ; "I am Ngo Dinh Diem" ; The chopstick torture ; Pacification ; The viper's nest ; "Stop calling me papa!" -- Washington warrior (1957-1963). Heartbreak hotel ; Guerrilla guru ; A new war begins ; The ambassador who never was ; "The X factor" ; "Worms of the world unite" ; "Washington at its nuttiest" -- Bastard child (1964-1968). "A hell of a mess" ; "Concept for victory" ; Escalation ; The impossible missions force ; Waging peace in a time of war ; To stay or to go? ; Waiting for the second coming ; The long goodbye -- The beaten man (1968-1987). The war at home ; A defeat in disguise ; The abandoned ally ; The family jewels ; The end of the road -- Afterword: Lansdalism in the twenty-first century.
Summary, etc.: A biography of Edward Lansdale, the CIA operative. Boot chronicles his rise and fall as a proponent of a visionary "hearts and minds" diplomacy in Vietnam who was ultimately overruled by the American military bureaucracy, which favored bombs and troop build-ups over winning the people's trust.
Subject: Lansdale, Edward Geary 1908-1987
United States. Central Intelligence Agency Officials and employees Biography
United States. Army Biography
United States. Army Biography
Lansdale, Edward Geary 1908-1987
United States. Army.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Intelligence officers United States Biography
Generals United States Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 United States
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Military
HISTORY Military Vietnam War
Employees
Generals
Intelligence officers
United States
Genre: Biographies.
Biography.
Biographies.
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