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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Burdick and Lederer’s The Ugly American, with commentary on Nationalism, Communism, foreign policy, and diplomacy across America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. As a classic account and document of America’s role in French Colonialism, The Ugly American was frequently referenced by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in their conversations on foreign policy, and hit bestseller lists when it was nearly banned overseas. Moreover, the political novel shows how time and war impact cross-cultural relationships. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Burdick and Lederer’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.