The Resource The ideal man : the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war, Joshua Kurlantzick, (electronic resource)

The ideal man : the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war, Joshua Kurlantzick, (electronic resource)

Label
The ideal man : the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war
Title
The ideal man
Title remainder
the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Kurlantzick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How the West's greatest spy in Asia tried to stop the new American way of war--and the steep price he paid for failing. Jim Thompson landed in Thailand at the end of World War II, a former American society dilettante who became an Asian legend as a spy and silk magnate with access to Thai worlds outsiders never saw. As the Cold War reached Thailand, America had a choice: Should it, as Thompson believed, help other nations build democracies from their traditional cultures or, as his ex-OSS friend Willis Bird argued, remake the world through deception and self-serving alliances? In a story rich with insights and intrigue, this book explores a key Cold War episode that is still playing out today. Highlights a pivotal moment in Cold War history that set a course for American foreign policy that is still being followed today Explores the dynamics that put Thailand at the center of the Cold War and the fighting in neighboring Laos that escalated from sideshow to the largest covert operation America had ever engaged in Draws on personal recollections and includes atmospheric details that bring the people, events--and the Thailand of the time--to life Written by a journalist with extensive experience in Asian affairs who has spent years investigating every aspect of this story, including Thompson's tragic disappearance "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurlantzick, Joshua
Dewey number
  • 338.7/67739092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9926.T52
LC item number
K87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Jim
  • Silk industry
  • Businessmen
  • Businessmen
  • Disappeared persons
  • Cold War
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
  • United States
Label
The ideal man : the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war, Joshua Kurlantzick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B75454EE-8AF4-4D28-9A77-4E721783F6E1
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn762689951
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118098110
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
9786613300317
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
330031
System control number
(OCoLC)762689951
Label
The ideal man : the tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American way of war, Joshua Kurlantzick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B75454EE-8AF4-4D28-9A77-4E721783F6E1
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn762689951
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118098110
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
9786613300317
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
330031
System control number
(OCoLC)762689951

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