The Fiction Behind the Fiction: Lederer, Burdick, and the Composition of The Ugly American Edward F. Palm

ISBN: 9781492751717

Published: September 17th 2013

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32 pages


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The Fiction Behind the Fiction: Lederer, Burdick, and the Composition of The Ugly American  by  Edward F. Palm

The Fiction Behind the Fiction: Lederer, Burdick, and the Composition of The Ugly American by Edward F. Palm
September 17th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781492751717 | 7.17 Mb

The story of the phenomenal success of The Ugly American is well known. Lederer and Burdicks novelistic indictment of American ineptitude, indifference, and self-indulgence abroad inspired President Eisenhower to form a commission charged withMoreThe story of the phenomenal success of The Ugly American is well known.

Lederer and Burdicks novelistic indictment of American ineptitude, indifference, and self-indulgence abroad inspired President Eisenhower to form a commission charged with investigating our Foreign Service. It influenced then-Senator John F. Kennedys later decisions to found the Peace Corps and the Green Berets. What has not been appreciated until now is the extent to which Lederer and Burdicks success rested on a carefully contrived myth surrounding the novels genesis and composition.



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