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Taking Books to the World : American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War

Author: Amanda Laugesen
Publisher: Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2017]
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Franklin Publications, or Franklin Book Programs, was started in 1953 as a form of cultural diplomacy. Until it folded in the 1970s, Franklin translated, printed, and distributed American books around the world, with offices in Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Although it was a private firm, Franklin received funding from the United States Information Agency. This was an ambitious and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Laugesen, Amanda.
Taking Books to the World.
Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017017178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Laugesen
ISBN: 9781613765463 1613765460
OCLC Number: 1012282415
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Books for a new war --
Book diplomacy in the Middle East --
A world of books, an empire of books --
Book work as modernization --
Book modernization in Africa and Latin America --
The decline and end of Franklin Book Programs.
Responsibility: Amanda Laugesen.

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Franklin Publications was started in 1953 as a form of cultural diplomacy. Until it folded in the 1970s, Franklin translated, printed, and distributed American books around the world. Amanda Laugesen  Read more...

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