Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken”

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MAX BOOT, military historian and author, writes the story of Edward Lansdale —a brilliant, but controversial CIA operative whose ideas have influenced American foreign policy for nearly a decade. In his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, Boot delved into over 30 archives across three continents and viewed classified documents, personal letters previously unavailable to historians. In this hour, Marty talks with Boot about his new book, Lansdale’s involvement in Vietnam and President Donald Trump’s presidency and foreign policy.

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