The Ugly American Author:William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick The Ugly American is the frightening novel of wehat really goes on behind the secret, red-tape curtain of American dimplomacy. — Authentic, infuriating, and explosively candid, this daring best seller unmasks the blundering hypocrisy of some of our top-level diplomats. It exposes the opportunism, incompetence, and cynical deceit that have become... more » embedded in the fabric of our public relations, not only in Asia but all over the world.
Even those who have but a casual understanding of politics and foreign affairs will find The Ugle American a compelling and memorable reading experience. The authors are master story tellers and their novel is a suspenseful and deeply human story that cannot but touch the heart and excite the pride and fury of every intelligent American.« less