Recommended by Goldsboro Books
William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. First Impression. A Fine copy in blue cloth, in a Near Fine grey and red dustwrapper, not price-clipped, a little toned with some chipping around spine panel, tiniest wear at points.
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the sake of politics, or for love?