The Ugly American


  1. ^ a b Meyer (2009).
  2. ^ Paul Hollander (1995). Anti-Americanism: Irrational and Rational. New Brunswick, N.J. USA: Transaction Publishers. p. 399. ISBN 978-1-4128-1734-9. OCLC 30701897. It was the highly popular message of the book that Americans abroad, and officials in particular, were both totally ignorant of local customs, social norms, and culture and cheerfuly insensitive to the feelings and beliefs of the peoples they were seeking to patronize and defend from the communist threat. "The Ugly American" became a stereotype of the American abroad universally disliked. ...The novel also conveyed that the few Americans who were knowledgeable of and interested in foreign countries are systematically weeded out from foreign service. The novel's Ambassaodr Sears thinks of the natives as "little monkeys" and had no idea where the country was loacated in which he was given the job as a political reward. He was among the American officials described by one of the articulate natives as people who cannot grasp the power of ideas (unlike the communists) and who were sent over to "try to buy us like cattle". 
  3. ^ Lederer, William J; Burdick, Eugene (1958). The Ugly American. The Norton library. Norton. ISBN 9780393318678. LCCN 58007388. Retrieved 17 May 2015.  p. 145
  4. ^ Clifford, Robert L.; Hunerwadel, Helen B. (1996) [1993]. "Chapter 1: Burma Beginnings and Point Four". In Arndt, Richard T.; David Lee, Rubin. The Fulbright Difference. Fulbright Association series. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. pp. 20–24. ISBN 1-56000-085-6. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Hellman, John (July 1983). "Vietnam as Symbolic Landscape: The Ugly American and the New Frontier". Peace & Change (Conference on Peace Research in History) 9 (2-3): 40–54. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0130.1983.tb00494. ISSN 1468-0130. Archived from the original on 17 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  6. ^ How to kill a rational peasant
  7. ^ Lyndon Baines Johnson (22 May 1964). "The Great Society". A few years ago we were greatly concerned about the "Ugly American." 
  8. ^ "Ugly American: Definition of Ugly American by Merriam-Webster". Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2015-05-18. an American in a foreign country whose behavior is offensive to the people of that country 
  9. ^ "Top Rental Films of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 37. Please note this figure is film rentals accruing to distributors, not gross takings.
  10. ^ Stefan Kanfer (7 July 2011). Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. Faber & Faber. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-571-27878-7. 
  11. ^ "Top Grossing Films of 1963". 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  12. ^ Ugly American Internet Movie Data Base(Accessed May 27, 2015)
  13. ^ a b Cowans, Jon (2010). "A Deepening Disbelief: The American Movie Hero in Vietnam, 1958-1968". Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17: 324–351. doi:10.1163/187656111x564306. , p. 333-339.

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