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Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War

Laugesen, Amanda

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/248332

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