The Quiet American

The Quiet American
Author : Ross Maxwell Walker
Publisher : Insight Publications
Total Pages : 63
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9781920693336
ISBN 13 : 1920693335
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quiet American

The Quiet American
Author : Graham Greene
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2010-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9781409017400
ISBN 13 : 1409017400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet American Book Description:

Discover Graham Green’s prescient political masterpiece ‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated? WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH **One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

The Quiet American and the Ugly American

The Quiet American and the Ugly American
Author : Clive J. Christie
Publisher :
Total Pages : 70
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022197175
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet American and the Ugly American Book Description:

The conflict in Indochina and Vietnam in the 1950s had an ideological dimension that made its politics a matter of importance as well as a subject of fascination. An awareness of the communist threat dominated French literature on the Franco-Vietminh war, and this concern with the perils of communism undoubtedly had racial overtones, thereby combining the new ideological fear of communism with the more traditional European concern with the Asian 'Yellow Peril'. It was through this concern over the spread of communism in Asia that Indochina became a front-line in the Cold War, and consequently attracted the attention of American writers and polemicists. The Cold War dimension of the Indochina conflict was a central aspect of The Ugly American, and dominated the other polemical works of Lederer and Burdick and the very important memoirs of Dr. Thomas Dooley. All these novels and memoirs were immensely popular and widely-read in the West at the time, and helped shape public consciousness about the problems of Vietnam and Asia.--Foreword.

The Quiet American Graham Greene

The Quiet American   Graham Greene
Author : Jane Tibby
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1232186996
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Graham Greene s The Quiet American

Graham Greene s The Quiet American
Author : Therese Burgess
Publisher :
Total Pages : 105
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 1741300835
ISBN 13 : 9781741300833
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graham Greene s The Quiet American Book Description:

The Quiet American

The Quiet American
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : OCLC:806447638
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quiet Americans

The Quiet Americans
Author : Scott Anderson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-02-18
ISBN 10 : 9781529042504
ISBN 13 : 152904250X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet Americans Book Description:

‘A darkly entertaining tale about American espionage, set in an era when Washington’s fear and skepticism about the agency resembles our climate today.’ New York Times At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing – seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear – to some – that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government’s strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA. The Quiet Americans chronicles the exploits of four spies – Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe, plotting coups, and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia. But time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government – and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the US had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam, and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come. Anderson brings to the telling of this story all the narrative brio, deep research, sceptical eye, and lively prose that made Lawrence in Arabia a major international bestseller. The intertwined lives of these men began in a common purpose of defending freedom, but the ravages of the Cold War led them to different fates. Two would quit the CIA in despair, stricken by the moral compromises they had to make; one became the archetype of the duplicitous and destructive American spy; and one would be so heartbroken he would take his own life. Scott Anderson’s The Quiet Americans is the story of these four men. It is also the story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.

History and Ambiguity

History and Ambiguity
Author : Valentina Reshetova
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : OCLC:53196128
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Ambiguity Book Description:

In this master's thesis, I shall examine Graham Greene's place in criticism of the British novel by focusing on The Third Man and The Quiet American. In terms of theoretical approach, I shall focus on a close, critical reading of the texts employing elements of cultural, historical, psychological, and genre criticism. With the films, I shall focus on lighting and shot formation along with the abilities of the directors and actors. These works have not been studied jointly before as literature or as film or as a combination thereof. Nevertheless, such study proves worthwhile. My thesis is also the first lengthy comparison of the two film versions of The Quiet American. Given that Phillip Noyce's 2002 film is so new, little lengthy criticism exists. Even though Joseph Mankiewicz's 1957 film has been available for over forty years, no serious scholarship exists on it. My thesis will fill this critical lacuna.