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by MORRIS WEST


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Com uma arte excepcional, Morris West soube, contudo, fazer não só uma evocação apaixonante da guerra do Vietname do Sul e das suas implicações, e do papel que nela desempenharam diferentes personagens mais ou menos obscuras - diplomatas, agente secretos, conspiradores profissionais -, mas também um romance sobre o drama de um O Embaixador poderia não ser mais do que uma crónica de acontecimentos sempre.

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From the explosive, bitter and savage battlefront of Vietnam, Morris West's masterly novel The Ambassador brings to life the early days of the Vietnam War and its backroom political dealings, foreshadowing the repercussions that continue today. Mr West is a master-hand in accurate scene-setting. The Sunday Times One of Morris West's best pieces of writing. Format Paperback 420 pages. Dimensions 155 x 240mm. Publication date 23 Aug 2017.

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American ambassador Maxwell Gordon Amberley has a reputation as a tough negotiator From the explosive, bitter and savage battlefront of Vietnam, Morris West's masterly novel The Ambassador.

American ambassador Maxwell Gordon Amberley has a reputation as a tough negotiator. Yet when he is sent to Vietnam, the dilemma he faces throws him into self-doubt. He is made arbiter of his nation's fate on the one hand, and of the life and death of the ruling house of Vietnam on the other. Out of every international crisis comes at least one great book

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The Ambassador, Morris West West, Morris, 1916-1999. An American ambassador in Vietnam faces a moral and political crisis when he is placed in the position of having to decide the fate of the country and the life or death of its rulers. 1st Four Square (1). A Mandarin Paperback (1).


Comments: (4)

Kipabi
Reading it now, and it's a good read. It's an interesting view of Vietnam before the major US presence, and the prophecies about the post Diem period were quite interesting in light of actual history. It's a bit prescient.
Hǻrley Quinn
No matter what the other reviewers say, this is one of Morris West's greatest books. The only other one that can compare with it is The Devil's Advocate, also brilliant, but in a totally different style and with a totally different message.
The Ambassador is about America's true loss of innocence, a compelling fictional account of the assassination of Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem, as a direct result of an order to Henry Cabot Lodge. What the other reviewers seem to miss, is that this is NOT really fiction. It is torn from the headlines of the time, and with prescient perception, Morris West wrote this account of a Boston Brahmin with blood dripping from his hands.
Henry Cabot Lodge was The Ambassador, a man charged with engineering a coup to overthrow the head of state of America's ally in the fight against North Vietnam. The Pentagon Papers totally confirm West's hypothesis that this man's death should be laid at JFK's feet, ironically a brief 3 weeks before JFK himself was assassinated.
I can almost understand JFK trying to have Castro assassinated. Cuba was to him what Iran is to Israel's Netanyahu. But our own ally? It would be as if FDR tried to have Stalin assassinated. Sure, he was a lousy ally and a royal pain after the war was over. But you just don't DO that sort of thing!
Somewhere we crossed a line we should have not have crossed, and lost our moral claim to world leadership in the process. Morris West documents this beautifully in this epic work.
Doukree
Morris West was an Australian national treasure, and one mostly forgotten in the US. I still count his books "The Shoes of the Fisherman," "The Tower of Bab el," and "The Clowns of God" among my all-time favorites. Even amidst plodding narrative, he had a way of infusing suspense into politics, religion, and moral choices. Occasionally, he was wise and profound.

"The Ambassador" is a lesser example of West's abilities. A diplomat has been sent to Vietnam to negotiate a tentative peace in the midst of political turmoil. The Viet Cong is raiding villages, the Vietnamese president is unbending, and the US has larger, selfish goals in mind. No one is without ulterior motives, and no one will walk away unscathed. The ambassador, Maxwell Amberley, is in the midst of his own personal crisis, trying to reconcile his questions, his frozen heart, and his job's requirements with his own dignity.

West becomes pedantic at times. He lumbers through the politics in long dialogues that are often illuminating, and he never fails to imbue his characters with genuine motives, as well as three-dimensional responses. Despite the book's dated nature (written in the 60s), it has some sharp insights into the political struggles of East and West, including ones that pertain to America's involvement in Afghanistan today.

This is not the best showcase of West's fictional powers, but for those who appreciated this much under-appreciated author, it still has something to say.
black coffe
This book is a fictional account of all the struggles and complexities in Vietnam conflict. It is told from the viewpoint of The Ambassador. The tension betweeen the baffled USA officials and the local government is so vividly portrayed by the author, that it brings the situation into a scope and depth that the reader is able to understand. This is a book about crisis:bitter and bloody.It left me shaking my head is disbelief.
The Ambassador (A Mandarin paperback) download epub
Contemporary
Author: MORRIS WEST
ISBN: 074931771X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: MANDARIN; New Ed edition (1994)
Pages: 280 pages