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The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Max Boot, Council of Foreign Relations

February 26, 2018 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm EST · Labyrinth Books

Labyrinth Books, Princeton Public Library

Historian Max Boot discusses his biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s “The Quiet American.” The book demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam.

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