The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
Max Boot, Council of Foreign Relations
February 26, 2018 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm · 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.