The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Downloadable Audiobook - 1992
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Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh, while his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings.Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1992.
ISBN: 9781433273889
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tuffduff
Apr 16, 2015

Aside from insights that Americans would soon learn in the Vietnam War, this excellent book explores the human condition in a culture where nothing is what it seems.......

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joliebergman
Dec 17, 2014

…what is it about Graham Greene’s writing that leaves me feeling completely, totally, painfully hung-over by the end of the story…?

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