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The Resource The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford

The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford

Label
The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America
Title
The mighty Wurlitzer
Title remainder
how the CIA played America
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Wilford
Title variation
How the CIA played America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1967 the magazine Ramparts ran an exposé revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had been secretly funding and managing a wide range of citizen front groups intended to counter communist influence around the world. In addition to embarrassing prominent individuals caught up, wittingly or unwittingly, in the secret superpower struggle for hearts and minds, the revelations of 1967 were one of the worst operational disasters in the history of American intelligence and presaged a series of public scandals from which the CIA's reputation has arguably never recovered. CIA official Frank Wisner called the operation his "mighty Wurlitzer," on which he could play any propaganda tune. In this illuminating book, Hugh Wilford provides the first comprehensive account of the clandestine relationship between the CIA and its front organizations. Using an unprecedented wealth of sources, he traces the rise and fall of America's Cold War front network from its origins in the 1940s to its Third World expansion during the 1950s and ultimate collapse in the 1960s. Covering the intelligence officers who masterminded the CIA's fronts as well as the involved citizen groups--émigrés, labor, intellectuals, artists, students, women, Catholics, African Americans, and journalists--Wilford provides a surprising analysis of Cold War society that contains valuable lessons for our own age of global conflict
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digitized
Cataloging source
MEAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilford, Hugh
Dewey number
327.1273009/045
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
W45 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • Public-private sector cooperation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • TRUE CRIME
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Intelligence service
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • Public-private sector cooperation
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Public-private sector cooperation
  • United States
  • Politische Kultur
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Politik
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Politische Kultur
  • Einflussnahme
  • Kommunismus
  • USA
  • USA
Label
The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Innocents' clubs : the origins of the CIA front -- Secret army : émigrés -- AFL-CIA : labor -- A deep sickness in New York : intellectuals -- The cultural cold war : writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers -- The CIA on campus : students -- The truth shall make you free : women -- Saving the world : Catholics -- Into Africa : African Americans -- Things fall apart : journalists
Control code
503446590
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674045170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.4159/9780674045170
  • 9780674032569
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1349qh0
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446590
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Innocents' clubs : the origins of the CIA front -- Secret army : émigrés -- AFL-CIA : labor -- A deep sickness in New York : intellectuals -- The cultural cold war : writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers -- The CIA on campus : students -- The truth shall make you free : women -- Saving the world : Catholics -- Into Africa : African Americans -- Things fall apart : journalists
Control code
503446590
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674045170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.4159/9780674045170
  • 9780674032569
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1349qh0
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446590
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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