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The Resource The mighty wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford, (electronic resource)

The mighty wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford, (electronic resource)

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The mighty wurlitzer : how the CIA played America
Title
The mighty wurlitzer
Title remainder
how the CIA played America
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Hugh Wilford
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1965-
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Wilford, Hugh
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
W45 2008eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Cold War
  • Political culture
  • Public-private sector cooperation
  • United States
Summary expansion
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
Label
The mighty wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-318) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000202813
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unknown
Isbn
9780674032569
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000202813
Label
The mighty wurlitzer : how the CIA played America, Hugh Wilford, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-318) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000202813
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674032569
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000202813

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