Learn and Grow | Author Interviews | Book Summaries | Book lists | Summaries | Author Interviews | Shop Nonfiction books | Booklists | Non-fiction books | Book Reviews | Best Business Books | Best Management Books | Best Leadership Books | Best Business Strategy Books | Best Finance Books | Best Investment Books | Best History Books | Best World History Books | Best China History Books | Best India History Books | Best British India Books | Best American History Books | Best Science Books | Best Technology Books | Best Slavery Books | Best Economics Books | Best Macroeconomics Books | Best Health Books | Best Medicine History Books | Best Travel Books | Book Events | Author Events | Virtual Book Launch | Latest nonfiction books | Upcoming nonfiction books | Best University Presses | Harvard University Press | Yale University Press | Stanford University Press | Columbia University Press | Oxford University Press | Cambridge University Press | Chicago University Press | Pulitzer Prize | Recommended Books | Readara Book Experts | Readara Booklists | Readara Book summaries | Best Author Interviews | Best Nobel Prize Winners Books | Connect with Book Editors | Book Designers | Book Printers | Book Cover Designers | Best Book Agents List | Book PR and Marketing Agencies List | Book Wholesalers List Nonfiction books | Booklists | Non-fiction books | Book Reviews | Best Business Books | Best Management Books | Best Leadership Books | Best Business Strategy Books | Best Finance Books | Best Investment Books | Best History Books | Best World History Books | Best China History Books | Best India History Books | Best British India Books | Best American History Books | Best Science Books | Best Technology Books | Best Slavery Books | Best Economics Books | Best Macroeconomics Books | Best Health Books | Best Medicine History Books | Best Travel Books | Book Events | Author Events | Virtual Book Launch | Latest nonfiction books | Upcoming nonfiction books | Best University Presses | Harvard University Press | Yale University Press | Stanford University Press | Columbia University Press | Oxford University Press | Cambridge University Press | Chicago University Press | Pulitzer Prize | Recommended Books | Readara Book Experts | Readara Booklists | Readara Book summaries | Best Author Interviews | Best Nobel Prize Winners Books | Connect with Book Editors | Book Designers | Book Printers | Book Cover Designers | Best Book Agents List | Book PR and Marketing Agencies List | Book Wholesalers List | Book lists, Summaries, Author Interviews, Shop

Expedite your nonfiction book discovery process with Readara interviews, summaries and recommendations, Broaden your knowledge and gain insights from leading experts and scholars

In-depth, hour-long interviews with notable nonfiction authors, Gain new perspectives and ideas from the writer’s expertise and research, Valuable resource for readers and researchers

Optimize your book discovery process, Four-to eight-page summaries prepared by subject matter experts, Quickly review the book’s central messages and range of content

Books are handpicked covering a wide range of important categories and topics, Selected authors are subject experts, field professionals, or distinguished academics

Our editorial team includes books offering insights, unique views and researched-narratives in categories, Trade shows and book fairs, Book signings and in person author talks,Webinars and online events

Connect with editors and designers,Discover PR & marketing services providers, Source printers and related service providers

The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare, 1945-1950
  • Author Image
    Kaeten Mistry
  • Publisher Logo
    Cambridge University Press

The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare, 1945-1950

0Arrow Icon
Rate this book Arrow Icon

Key Metrics

  • Kaeten Mistry
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Paperback
  • 9781316620335
  • 8.9 X 5.9 X 0.8 inches
  • 0.95 pounds
  • Political Science > History & Theory - General
  • English
$0
List Price:
$0
Save:
$0 ($%)
Format:
Paperback
Shipping
$4
Ships from:
-
Estimated Arrival:
Sep 21 -Sep 23
Available Copies:
10+ Copies
Ready To Buy:
Add to Cart
Secure Icon Secure Transaction
Sold By:
Readara.com
Add to My Wishlist

Book Description

This international history of the origins and nature of 'cold war' offers the first systematic examination of the complex relationship between the United States and Italy, and of American debates about warfare in the years between World War II and the Korean War. Kaeten Mistry reveals how the defeat of the Marxist left in the 1948 Italian election was perceived as a victory for the United States amidst a 'war short of war', as defined by influential planner George Kennan, becoming an allegory for cold war in American minds. The book analyses how political warfare sought to employ covert operations, overt tactics and propaganda in a co-ordinated offensive against international communism. Charting the critical contribution of a broad network of local, religious, civic, labour, and business groups, Mistry reveals how the notion of a specific American success paved the way for a problematic future for US-Italian relations and American political warfare.
The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare, 1945-1950

Author Bio

I am a historian of the United States and the world.  My research and teaching interests lie in the forces shaping U.S. foreign relations, especially the interaction of national and transnational factors and domestic and foreign influences, in twentieth century international history.

I recently led a project on the history, politics, and culture of national security whistleblowing, which included co-editing Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of Secrecy (Columbia University Press, 2020).  My first book was The United States, Italy, and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and I guest edited a special issue on U.S. foreign relations, intelligence, and international history for Intelligence and National Security (2011).  My articles have appeared in journals including Diplomatic History, Cold War History, Modern Italy, and Journal of American History.  In addition to my scholarly work, my writing has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, Process, The Conversation, and Washington Post.

Current research includes projects on the culture of secrecy, anti-imperial whistleblowing, and the regulation of speech rights.

I am happy to supervise research students working on the U.S. and the world; the international and transnational cold war; U.S. foreign relations history; protest and dissent; intelligence and cultures of secrecy; and modern Italy.

I joined UEA after positions at the University of Warwick and University College Dublin.  I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and University of Padua.  I have held visiting positions at University of Bologna, University of Oxford, and New York University.

Key Research Interests and Expertise
I recently completed a research project examining the long history of U.S. national security whistleblowing.  It explored the political, legal, cultural, and social dimensions of disclosures in the public interest and state secrecy from World War I to the present.  The project, supported by the AHRC, considered these issues in relation to the mechanics of state secrets, the scope of executive power, the dynamics of state retaliation, First Amendment rights, and the contested legitimacy of whistleblowing.  I co-edited (with Hannah Gurman) Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of Secrecy, which was published by Columbia University Press in 2020.  Other publications appeared in Journal of American History, Foreign Policy in Focus, and Washington Post.

My first book, The United States, Italy, and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare, was published by Cambridge University Press (hb 2014, pb 2016).  It examined the origins of “cold war” through the multi-faceted U.S.-Italian relationship and American attempts at waging a war “short of war.”  Analysing the alliance between elites in Rome and Washington, alongside an increasingly prominent transnational network of business, labour, and religious protagonists, it explored the U.S. embrace of political warfare against the Italian left.  The struggle supposedly offered a blueprint for defeating communism around the world.  I’ve discussed the book in interviews with fifteen eighty-four and New Books Network.

I have also examined the intellectual and cultural struggle to shape understanding of American interventionism.  Analysing public debates around U.S. foreign relations and covert activities since World War II, the project considered the multiple, conflicting narratives of politicians, spies, journalists, scholars, and activists.  Supported by the Leverhulme Trust, it resulted in a dual special issue of Intelligence and National Security that I guest edited.

Current research plans include a book on the culture of secrecy; a study of Philip Agee, the former CIA covert operations case officer turned whistleblower; and the regulation of speech rights of government employees.

 

Source: University of East Anglia 

Community reviews

Write a Review

No Community reviews