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Cold Warriors of the Book: American Book Programs in the 1950s

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the State Department's programs to distribute books among foreign audiences (particularly in central and eastern Europe)—books which were carefully chosen to convey American ... More


The Accidental Political Advantages of a Nonpolitical Book Program: Franklin Publications and Juvenile Books Abroad

Victoria M. Grieve

in Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190675684
eISBN:
9780190675714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675684.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the early years of the Cold War, the US government devoted substantial energy and funds to using books as weapons against the Soviet Union. Books and the principles they represented were to ... More


Colleges Have Callings, Too: Vocational Reflection at the Institutional Level

David S. Cunningham

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Colleges need to invest more heavily in the language of vocation by undertaking such reflection and discernment at an institutional level. While this will differ from individual forms of vocational ... More


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