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The Resource Taking books to the world : American publishers and the cultural cold war, Amanda Laugesen

Taking books to the world : American publishers and the cultural cold war, Amanda Laugesen

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Taking books to the world : American publishers and the cultural cold war
Title
Taking books to the world
Title remainder
American publishers and the cultural cold war
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Laugesen
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Language
eng
Summary
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 idealistic postwar effort that ultimately became the victim of shifting politics. In Taking Books to the World, Amanda Laugesen tells the story of this purposeful enterprise, demonstrating the mix of goodwill and political drive behind its efforts to create modern book industries in developing countries. Examining the project through a clarifying lens, she reveals the ways Franklin's work aligned with cultural currents, exposing the imperial beliefs, charitable hopes, and intellectual reasoning behind this global experiment. --
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Laugesen, Amanda,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin Book Programs
  • Franklin Book Programs
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Book industries and trade
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Translations
  • Books and reading
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Cold War
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books and reading
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Translations
  • United States
  • Verlag
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • USA
Label
Taking books to the world : American publishers and the cultural cold war, Amanda Laugesen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
987796660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9781625343093
Lccn
2017017178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027594287
System control number
(OCoLC)987796660
Label
Taking books to the world : American publishers and the cultural cold war, Amanda Laugesen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
987796660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9781625343093
Lccn
2017017178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027594287
System control number
(OCoLC)987796660

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