The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

The Quiet American - Graham Greene - A Short Summary & Review


A short summary of The Quiet American:

An overachieving American advisor leads to an escalation in the First Indochina War.

My favorite Graham Greene quote from the book:

“Innocence is a kind of insanity”

Questions to ponder while reading The Quiet American:

Have you ever thought you were doing the right thing but weren't?

My review of the book:

Old-school anti-communist espionage novel.

A Vietnam War book before American involvement.

A book to make you question foreign policies.


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