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The Cold War and the United States Information Agency : American propaganda and public diplomacy, 1945-1989

Author: Nicholas John Cull
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Published at a time when the U.S. government's public diplomacy is in crisis, this book provides an exhaustive account of how it used to be done. The United States Information Agency was created, in 1953, to "tell America's story to the world" and, by engaging with the world through international information, broadcasting, culture, and exchange programs, became an essential element of American foreign policy during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas John Cull
ISBN: 9780521819978 0521819970
OCLC Number: 171287652
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: xxv, 533 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Getting the sheep to speak: the Truman years, 1945-1953 --
2. Mobilizing 'the P-factor': Eisenhower and the birth of USIA, 1953-1956 --
3. In the shadow of Sputnik: the second Eisenhower administration, 1957-1961 --
4. Inventing truth: the Kennedy administration, 1961-1963 --
5. Maintaining confidence: the early Johnson years, 1963-1965 --
6. 'MY radio station': the later Johnson years, 1965-1969 --
7. Surviving detente: the Nixon administration, 1969-1974 --
8. A new beginning: the Ford administration, 1974-1977 --
9. From the 'two-way' mandate to the second Cold War: the Carter administration, 1977-1981 --
10. 'Project Truth': the first Reagan administration, 1981-1985 --
11. Showdown: the second Reagan administration, 1985-1989.
Responsibility: Nicholas J. Cull.
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Provides an exhaustive account of the United States Information Agency - an essential element of American foreign policy during the Cold War.  Read more...

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'Highly recommended.' Choice 'Nicholas Cull's comprehensive history of USIA begins by clarifying what is meant by 'public diplomacy.' This is a great service, because since 9/11 every committee, Read more...

 
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