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In The Midst Of Wars: An American's Mission to Southeast Asia
Edward Geary Lansdale (1908-1987) truly became a legend in his own time. His mission to the Philippines in the early 1950s as an Air Force officer and CIA agent resulted in the defeat of the communist-led Hukbalahap movement and the subsequent election of Ramon Magsayay, arguably the most popular president that the people of the Philippines have known.
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 386 pages
Published 1972 by Harper & Row, Publishers
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I read this book when I was doing research for the Ensign Locker. I was looking for something else and stumbled across it this afternoon. Great history of the Philippines march to independence, and more than a little hint of what we should have done in Vietnam.