The Resource The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam, Max Boot, (electronic resource)

The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam, Max Boot, (electronic resource)

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The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam
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The road not taken
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Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam
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Max Boot
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eng
Summary
In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War. In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908- 1987), the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene's The Quiet American, best-selling historian Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a "hearts and mind" diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America's giant military bureaucracy, steered by elitist generals and blueblood diplomats who favored troop build-ups and napalm bombs over winning the trust of the people. Through dozens of interviews and access to never before-seen documentsincluding long-hidden love lettersBoot recasts this cautionary American story, tracing the bold rise and the crashing fall of the roguish "T. E. Lawrence of Asia" from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evacuation in 1975. Bringing a tragic complexity to this so-called "ugly American," this "engrossing biography" (Karl Marlantes) rescues Lansdale from historical ignominy and suggests that Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With reverberations that continue to play out in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Road Not Taken is a biography of profound historical consequence
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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1968-
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Boot, Max
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Narrated by Henry Strozier
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  • Strozier, Henry
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The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam, Max Boot, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (3 hr., 33 min.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781501982293
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Z13805
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digital recording
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The road not taken : Edward Lansdale and the American tragedy in Vietnam, Max Boot, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
rbdZ13805
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (3 hr., 33 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501982293
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z13805
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(Sirsi) rbdZ13805
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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