The Ugly American Author:William J. Lederer & Eugene Burdick The Ugly American is the frightening novel of what really goes on behind the secret, red-tape curtain of American diplomacy. — 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 imb... more »edded 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 Ugly 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