This is one of the most compelling books I have read this year.
The book is as interesting for its idealized picture of communist accomplishments in foreign relations as it is for the dreary picture of Americans abroad.
Every foreign service officer should read this as a manual on how to conduct themselves and adapt to foreign cultures.
I was happy to find this book for my husband. It was a book that his father required him to read in the 1950's before the family traveled to another country to live. Read morePublished 7 days ago by JLC
Definitely the must-read for an understanding of pre-Vietnam War American diplomacy, and for anyone entering the Diplomatic Corps or US Army Civil Affairs, an excellent manual for... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jay
I first read this book in the 60's and have never forgotten it. It should be required reading. "To see ourselves as others see us" would be a good subtitle. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wild Sunflower
This is not a new book but it is an excellant read that will never lose its utility because of the light that it sheds on its subject.Published 2 months ago by D. Hanes
This book did nothing less than predict the miasma of the Vietnam War and explain how such a disaster could have been avoided. Pretty impressive if you ask me.Published 4 months ago by Tanner the Seeker
"Ugly American" is a phrase a lot of people throw around, but they have no idea what it actually means. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joel
Decent book. Not the best piece of literature I've read, but I'm glad I did. I had this book on my 'book bucket list'.Published 8 months ago by Ryan B. Cooper
I first read The Ugly American in high school some 40+ years ago while the US was still ensnared in Vietnam. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kevin T Cook
This book was written over 50 years ago. So why did I just hear about it recently, and only by chance? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Clare