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The Ugly American.

$ 20.00

Lederer, William J. and Eugene Burdick. W. W. Norton & Company. New York. 1958.hardcover. good condition. D/J Fair Condition, with chips and bumps. Book of the Month Club.

the Ugly American is about men and women in Southeast Asia - ....trapped by the beauty of a land or of a woman, ...Here is an ambassador who refuses to learn the language or the personality of the country to which he is assigned: a Catholic priest who wages a lonely, victorious battle against Communism on its own ground; an ugly engineer who works productive miracles with lengths of bamboo and a old bicycle; a Navy captain sapped of his effectiveness by the skill with which a Chinese girl  plays upon his vanity. (from jacket notes.)