Networks of Empire: The US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France and Britain, 1950-1970 by Giles Scott-Smith.
"Networks of Empire", by Giles Scott-Smith, examines the role played by the State Department's Foreign Leader Program in attempting to influence foreign perspectives of American strategic objectives. By detailing the way that this policy evolved in three key transatlantic nations - Britain, France and the Netherlands - Scott-Smith contributes significantly to the growing body of work assessing the efforts made by Washington to influence their allies during the Cold War. Published by Peter Lang, the book can be viewed on the publisher's website. You can view a copy of the book's cover, and an excerpt from the book's introduction. Also available is an article written recently by the author on 'The Successor Generation' .
The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America by Hugh Wilford
In his new book, "The Mighty Wurlitzer", Hugh Wilford details the relationship between the CIA and a series of private groups that it provided funding to. With such state-private relations becoming an increasingly important feature of Cold War historiography, Wilford's book is a timely examination of the CIA's role during this period. An extract from the book's introduction can be viewed, while more details can be found on the Harvard University Press website. In addition, these links lead to reviews from the Observer and the New York Times.
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The British War on Terror by Steve Hewitt