Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0393084612. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners but with a hard board cover that has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in very good condition with some cover or edge wear. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. First published in 1958, The Ugly American became a runaway national bestseller for its slashing exposť of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. Based on fact, the book's eye-opening stories and sketches drew a devastating picture of how the United States was losing the struggle with Communism in Asia. Combining gripping storytelling with an urgent call to action, the book prompted President Eisenhower to launch a study of our military aid program that led the way to much-needed reform. "Powerful and absorbing....Should be required reading in Washington." Kirkus Reviews "Not only important but consistently entertaining....The attack on American policy in Asia this book makes is clothed in sharp characterizations, frequently humorous incident, and perceptive descriptions of the countries and people where the action occurs."-Robert Trumbull, former chief correspondent for the New York Times in China and Southeast Asia "Seldom has a deadly warning been more entertainingly or convincingly given."; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.30 inches; 285 pages.
Very good in fair dust jacket. DJ missing two large pieces of spine, wear on edges and folds. Book in excellent conditions. Text block solid and pages clean and unmarked. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards.8vo. Black spine with gold lettering. Red cover. Stories of a certain group of American in Southeast Asia-their failures and heroism, their humors and passions, their drama in a land of turmoil. Ephemera: small card in envelope presents book as gift.
Very Good. Very Good DJ. W. W. Norton & Company 1958 Book-of-the-month Club Edition Light wear to black and pink boards, solid structure, previous owner's plate and stamp insied cover and on page edges, tight bright pages. Bright glossy jacket with mended tears.
Very Good. Inscribed by co-author Burdick to former owner on the title page in blue ink. Owner's bookplate on paste down. Also included is a postmarked 1965 death note from the author's widow thanking the former owner for his "kind expression of concern." Book-of-the-Month Club sheet included as well. 285 pp. Book Club Edition. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket, which has some thin tears along its bottom edges, a small chip near the head, light sunning to spine panel and a few tiny pieces of archival mending tissue to verso. An uncommon signature from Burdick on his most famous book, which was a smash success--a favorite book of JFK, who had copies sent to every U.S. senator. It was also the basis of a 1963 film with Marlon Brando. The title quickly became shorthand for Americans and America's bellicose behavior abroad.
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