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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 The Ambassador
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'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. 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Notes

  • Dedication: For MICHAEL JOHN/ The innocent inheritor
  • Epigraph: Heaven and earth and I are of the same root. The ten thousand things and I are of one substance./ Attributed to Sojo the Scholar-Monk

    'All things betray thee, who betrayest Me.'/ Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven

    The shadow contains the undeveloped sides of our personality, the unconcious possibilities, abilities and intentions of our soul. This shadow has often been known as the dark brother./ Ernst Aeppli, Psychologie des Bewusstens und Unbewusstens

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann ,
      1965 .
      image of person or book cover 99596968896339782.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 274p.
      Reprinted: 1972
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Dell ,
      1966 .
      Extent: 269p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Pocket Books ,
      1975 .
      Extent: 279p.
      ISBN: 0671805126
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fontana ,
      1978 .
      Extent: 254p.
      ISBN: 0006150918
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 354p.
      ISBN: 034042091X
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Mandarin ,
      1994 .
      Extent: 273p.
      ISBN: 074931771X
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 6014708964998268715.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 256p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2017.

      ISBN: 9781760297619, 9781760638399
Alternative title: L'ambassadeur
Language: French

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Works about this Work

The Godfather : Peter Corris on the Making of Audiobooks Peter Corris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2016;
In Defence of Peace Ray Williams , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Spring no. 20 1965; (p. 34)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Nostalgia for Grace 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Time , 16 April 1965; (p. 106)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Untitled J. M. Allison , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Saturday Review , 24 April 1965; (p. 36)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Untitled 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Newsweek , 26 April 1965; (p. 100)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
In Defence of Peace Ray Williams , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Spring no. 20 1965; (p. 34)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
East is East and West is Obviously West Allan Ashbolt , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 4 no. 8 1965; (p. 145)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 May 1965; (p. 21)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
The Man Who Came to Dinner Leonie Kramer , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 May vol. 87 no. 4447 1965; (p. 55)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Untitled Keith Thomas , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 12 June 1965; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ambassador Morris West , 1965 single work novel
Who Killed the Cuckoo? Morris West's Saigon Anthony Brown , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 87 no. 4446 1965; (p. 27-28)
The Godfather : Peter Corris on the Making of Audiobooks Peter Corris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2016;
Last amended 2 Aug 2017 16:18:28
Subjects:
  • c
    Vietnam,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    Japan,
    c
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    Timor-Leste,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Settings:
  • 1960s
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