One of Rachman's top ten journalist's tales, as told to the Guardian:
The Quiet American by Graham GreeneRead about the other entries on the list.
Fowler is a middle-aged British correspondent in the professional habit of watching others' suffering from a distance. When he encounters an idealistic young American with plans to fix Vietnam, Fowler must decide whether to act. As relevant today as when published in 1955.
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