The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam
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|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||959.704 BOO (Text)||36626103905618||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780871409416
- ISBN: 0871409410
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, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|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.|
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