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The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam / Max Boot.

Boot, Max, 1968- (author.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Halfway Branch 959.7043092 .B725r 2018 (Text) 37814003243814 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/27/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library 959.7043 BOO 2018 (Text) 33892100524082 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/15/2018 Available -
Joseph Public Library 959.7 BOO (Text) 30002000246843 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 02/27/2018 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 959.7043 LANSDALE By Boot (Text) 37620000894990 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_3months 03/10/2018 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 959.7043092 BOOT (Text) 37620000915902 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/04/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library 959.704 BOOT (Text) 33330004331163 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/16/2018 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 959.7043 B644 (Text) 37801000604122 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/09/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780871409416
  • ISBN: 0871409410
  • Physical Description: L, 717 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

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) -- Colonel Landslide (1945-1954) -- National builder (1954-1956) -- Washington warrior (1957-1963) -- Bastard child (1964-1968) -- The beaten man (1968-1987) -- Afterword: Landalism 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.
Subject: Lansdale, Edward Geary, 1908-1987.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. Army > Biography.
Intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Generals > United States > Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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